Originally an award-winning play, Mouthpiece has a unique premise — the main character of the film is played by two different actresses at the same time. While the film’s narrative reads as somewhat fragmented and perhaps could have been tightened, some very pressing themes that are extremely relevant to contemporary female experience are articulated successfully […]

Based on the novel of the same name, Tell It To The Bees is the story of Lydia, a newly single mother who is struggling to make ends meet, and Jean, a doctor who feels alienated within the sexist and homophobic environment of their 1950’s Scottish town. The story of the love between these two […]

The 2019 Victoria Film Festival opened with a screening at the Victoria Conference Centre of Sink or Swim, a lighthearted French film about a group of middle-aged men who shake off a midlife crisis by joining a synchronized swim team. The film was well received by the gala audience, and the attractive setting of the […]

teaser WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY from Director Madeleine Olnek on Vimeo. I, like many, have had a long standing admiration for Emily Dickinson’s poetry, but only a dim awareness of the historically intimate relationship that she shared with her sister-in-law, Susan Huntington-Dickinson. Throughout their friendship, Emily wrote hundreds of beautiful and passionate letters to Susan, […]

What Rafiki may be lacking in narrative originality, it makes up for visually, with dynamic and colourful scenes of street life in a bustling neighborhood on the outskirts of Nairobi. When the two daughters of opposing political candidates meet and fall in love, they struggle to express their identities against the prejudice of their community. […]

Director Jafar Panahi is now eight years into the 20 year travel ban imposed on him by the Iranian government, after he was accused of creating propaganda against his country’s regime. In spite of the legal risks, Panahi has continued to make films since his arrest, and while he is unable to leave Iran, his […]


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