VSO Announces Iconic Conductor Tan Dun to Lead Martial Arts Symphony Show Crouching Tiger & Beyond on Saturday, Nov. 9

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VSO) is pleased to present iconic Chinese conductor Tan Dun in Crouching Tiger & Beyond — a groundbreaking show that combines the brilliance of a live orchestra with iconic footage from the legendary martial arts films Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Hero, and The Banquet on Friday, November 9 at the Orpheum.

Vancouver International Film Festival 2019 Martha: A Picture Story – a review

“Martha: A Picture Story” chronicles more than 50 years in the life and exploits of extraordinary New York City photographer, Martha Cooper as she follows her own muse, documenting the city and its residents with a unique, and often underrated expertise.

Vancouver International Film Festival – 2019 – “Cranks” a review

The film, shot in black and white, uses many local actors to achieve the ‘80’s look. Everyone is always listening to the radio and sometimes the movie audience sees actual “crank” letters superimposed with the action on the screen.

Vancouver International Film Festival 2019 presents “No. 7 Cherry Lane”

Yonfan’s first animated film is entirely original and completely mesmerizing. Reality, invention, passion and politics intertwine seamlessly, making for an unforgettable journey. Hong Kong natives will love the fact that the characters look like, and are voiced-over by some of their favourite movie stars.

Vancouver International Film Festival 2019 “We Are Not Princesses” – a review

“We Are Not Princesses”, an NFB documentary dedicated “to all displaced persons”, offers an unflinching opportunity to see into the lives of a group of women from Syria.

Vancouver International Film Festival presents “Scheme Birds” – a review

“Scheme Birds” is a beautifully crafted film. The intimacy with which Gemma allows her life to be shared is powerful; viewers feel what she feels and hope along with her that the next chapters of her life bring her the fulfillment she deserves.

Canadian films at VIFF 2019 present a diverse set of experiences

Canadian feature films at this year’s Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) celebrate an expanded range of voices, perspectives, and narratives relating to the diverse experiences that make up the fabric of modern Canada.