We were thrilled to be invited to an exclusive VIFF Press Conference this past week. We had the privilege of previewing what’s on the Film Festival’s agenda, VIFF presentations and some sneak peaks of the upcoming films. There are sooo many fantastic films that caught our attention! Over 350+ films will be screening at this years festival. That’s a lot of movies which means there is something for everyone! Action, Drama, Music, Fantasy, Award Winners, Romance & more.
Now, if we were legitimate film critics then we would be working full time just reviewing every single film. Wouldn’t that be a wonderful job? Getting paid to talk about film for a living. Speaking of which, (completely not related to VIFF but… ) have you ever seen the documentary of legendary Film Critic, Roger Ebert, titled Life Itself ? If not, I highly recommend it. It was released last year and is a very insightful look into the personal and professional life of Roger as a successful Film Critic. I found it very interesting considering I grew up watching his prime time show Siskel & Ebert. A show in which consisted of the 2 critics sitting in a movie theater rating movies and sometimes totally disagreeing and arguing about it. Loved it.
Although we are not professional Film Critics like Siskel & Ebert, we do have a lengthy list of films we would love to see this year at the Vancouver Film Festival. However, since that would be highly impossible for us to see every single one of them, we narrowed it down to a list of 8 films we want to see. To start.
Luckily, Natasha and I both ended up choosing several of the same movies for our personal top picks. So after a couple of debates and a few coin flips later (extremely technical), we had our final top 8 Must-See Movies list. Voila!
Check out our list below: (movie photo credits – VIFF)
INTO THE FOREST (FILMED IN BC)
THE DEVOUT (BC MADE)
Follow the links for a full synopsis and information regarding each film. The films are playing around the city at various locations and dates between Sept 24 – Oct 9th, so be sure to check the full schedule out here!
With the beautiful ladies from #VIFFBEAUTY – Angela, Lynda & Britta.
Hope you enjoy the film season! Stay tuned for our reviews and updates from #VIFF2015.
Laura & Natasha xo
(written by Laura)