By Paris Spence-Lang
Taiwanese Film Festival
In Taiwan, the urban sprawl of cities like Tainan and Taipei fights with the surrounding jungle and mountains. Taiwanese film is just as diverse, and VIFF puts the best of it on display in the Taiwanese Film Festival. Featuring eight films, the people of Taiwan tell their stories through documentary and drama alike, with violinists, hit men, resort owners, and the Taiwanese black kite eagles taking starring roles. The festival includes The Moment, a celebration of Taiwanese culture that features footage from 51 films.
June 10-12 at Vancity Theatre.
Skipping past Michael Bay’s Ninja Turtles, we find ourselves in Blizzard’s realm of Azeroth. Yes, the film adaptation of Warcraft is out on June 10th, which means we can finally play video games without actually having to move at all. But truth is stranger than fiction, as proven by the film Tickled. A seemingly innocent documentary about “competitive endurance tickling,” the movie turns dark as we fall down a rabbit hole of conspiracy, secret identities, criminal activity, and feathers. But that’s not the only way to get a laugh: our favourite fish is back in Finding Dory. Fighting her amnesia, Dory works with Marlin and Nemo—who was, if you’ll remember, found—to learn about her past. And where she learned to speak whale.BC, British Columbia, Finding Dory, Taiwanese Film Festival, The Moment, Tickled, Vancity Theatre, Warcraft