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Day Twelve: The Festival Begins to Wind Down


VanRamblings has added four reviews to our thrived and became an institution over the years; 165 reviews are now available. Included in today’s update: new reviews for the documentary David Hockney: The Colors of Music, Public Lighting, Iran’s The River’s End, and Michael Haneke’s The Time of the Wolf.

Ill Fated? Not in the end for B.C. feature


Not many films are as appropriately titled as Ill-Fated.

A sort of Greek tragedy set in the midst of a trailer-trash community in the B.C. Interior, it is the story of a long and arduous journey both onscreen and off.

For Vancouver-based first-time feature filmmaker Mark A. Lewis, the rocky road to the festival circuit was marked by the death of a friend, endless financing shortfalls, the B.C. forest fires and a near-miss at Cannes.

But he’s finally made it with his feature about a man named Earl (Peter Outerbridge) who, seeking redemption for his past sins, returns to the community he left as a teenager only to find Jimmy (Paul Campbell), the now-teenage son he abandoned there, desperately trying to escape the ignorance and crushing poverty and get away to college.

The remainder of John McKay’s Canadian Press story is available here.

More Screenings Added to the Festival Lineup

As of this writing, the following screenings have been added ...

Arahan: Thursday, October 7th, 9:30 p.m., at the Ridge

Czech Dream: Wednesday, October 6th, 4:30 p.m., Granville 6

Dutch Light: Thursday, October 7th, 6:30 p.m., Granville 6

Havana Suite: Tuesday, October 5th, 6:45 p.m., Granville 6

Henri Cartier-Bresson — The Impassioned Eye: Thursday, October 7th, 9:45 p.m., Granville 2

Posted by Raymond Tomlin at October 4, 2004 12:14 PM in VIFF 2004


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