This is the last weekend of the Victoria Film Festival, if you haven’t been able to go or you didn’t know what to see – do not fret!

Here is a list of 5 movies that you should see before the festival ends!

1- ADVENTURES IN PUBLIC SCHOOL

Adventures in Public School – VFF 2018

What: After years of being home schooled in a garage-turned-classroom by his well intentioned and hilariously enthusiastic mother Claire, Liam (Daniel Doheny) makes first contact with a public school when he prepares to take the high school equivalency exam in a gymnasium with his would-be peers. While the test would have been a breeze for this wannabe Stephen Hawking, the sight of Anastasia (Siobhan Williams)evokes surprising feelings in this socially secluded teen. Emotion takes over his intellect and he quickly changes his answers to ensure his first failure, hoping the results will allow him to redo his final semester and have a true high school experience and perhaps even a girlfriend.
Where: SilverCity – theatre 3
3130 Tillicum Rd
When: Sat | February 10 | 6:15 PM
Sun | February 11 | 1:00 PM
Cost: $11.43

2 – MARY GOES ROUND

Mary Goes Round – VFF 2018

What: Mary (Aya Cash) has a complex life. She has a drinking problem which makes her job as a substance abuse counsellor complicated and hypocritical. After a particularly bad night on the town where she gets arrested on a drunk driving charge, she loses her job and fiancé (and becomes the unfortunate highlight of an online viral video). Financially forced to return to her hometown of Niagara Falls and her estranged father Walt (John Ralston), this prodigal daughter realizes she needs to come to terms with much deeper issues that led to her current circumstances.
Where: The Vic Theatre
808 Douglas St
When: Sat | February 10 | 4:00 PM
Cost: $11.43

3 – MAN PROPOSES, GOD DISPOSES

Man Proposes, God Disposes – VFF 2018

What: Karol’s life in Poland is going nowhere quickly. He spends his nights drinking and partying at clubs, while his days are spent with his equally aimless chums involved in small time organized crime. His apparent lack of ambition has left him living at home with his mother and sister, doing his best to avoid their judgement. A phone call from Brazil turns his world upside down. A one-night stand with a visiting tourist, Bruna, has turned him into a dad-to-be. Having grown up without a father figure, Karol wants to be present for his child. He leaves Poland for São Paulo, where he hopes to make a new start.
Where: SilverCity – Theatre 3
3130 Tillicum Rd
When: Sat | February 10 | 1:00 PM
Cost: $11.43

4 – THE FROG (DER FROSCH)

THE FROG (DER FROSCH) – VFF 2018

What: Jonas (Urs Jucker) is in his 40s and in a depression. The formerly successful writer and winner of the Swiss Literature Prize has not written for a long time.
To survive, he teaches creative writing courses for beginners at the Migros Club School. A recent break-up has pretty much thrown him off track and the only thing keeping him going is his little daughter Eileen.
That is until one day Gina (Liliane Amuat) enters his class and fireworks go off. The fact she’s Gen Y and he’s mid-life and in mid-life crises is thrown out the window. These two have little in common except their love of writing but somehow they forge ahead, that is until they don’t. The Frog is both funny and sad, sometimes self-mocking, but warm-hearted.
Where: The Vic Theatre
808 Douglas St
When: Sat | February 10 | 1:30 PM
Cost: $11.43

5 – ASK THE SEXPERT

ASK THE SEXPERT – VFF 2018

What: One-third of India’s states ban sex education in schools, leaving a gaping hole between government-imposed restrictions and what the people really need. Into this chasm has stepped the Mumbai Mirror’s Sexpert columnist – 93 year-old Mahinder Watsa.
In a country of 1.2 billion, it might seem surprising that any mention of sex education is forbidden (except for recommending abstinence) as if not talking about the subject will mean that people won’t indulge in it. Ignorance is prevalent, the population has exploded and to address that, Dr. Watsa gives advice without judgment combined with a healthy dose of humour, answering questions people are afraid to talk about: masturbation, fetishes, bananas and other topics from the ordinary to the bizarre.
Where: SilverCity – Theatre 3
3130 Tillicum Rd
When: Fri | February 9 | 9:00 PM
Sun | February 11 | 3:30 PM
Cost: $11.43

Victoria Film Festival is world renowned, bringing in the best of the best indie talents to Victoria. VFF brings culture and film together, sometimes making you cry, laugh and feel inspired.

You can check out more of the movies being shown this weekend, here!

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