If you missed out on last May’s 20th Seattle International Film Festival, don’t be disappointed. Many of the same films, and a whole lot more, will be playing at the 14th Annual Vancouver (British Columbia) International Film Festival that begins its 17-day run today.
Some 250 feature and short films from more than 40 countries will play at six downtown Vancouver theaters. Several of the films were screened at the Seattle festival, but most are new to Canada.
In addition, many of the Canadian entries, as well as several of the Asian films, are celebrating their premieres. One highlight of the opening weekend is Zhang Yimou’s “Shanghai Triad,” which is the newest work by the director of “Farewell My Concubine.”
Movies run from 10 a.m. to midnight every day but the closing Sunday, with tickets costing $7 Canadian (seniors pay $5; matinees are $5). A 10-ticket package can be ordered for $60, and other pass arrangements are available.
For schedule and ticketing information, call (604) 685-0260. To order tickets only, call (604) 685-8297.