2020 SBIFF Feature Films (U-Z)

A Worm in the Heart

A Worm in the Heart

A WORM IN THE HEART details the lives and stories from the LGBTQ+ community across Russia. Shot in six cities along the Trans-Siberian Railway, this documentary details the current state of the Russian queer community — giving both broad societal overviews and deeply...

The Vast of Night

The Vast of Night

A mysterious frequency descends on a small New Mexico town in the twilight of the 1950s, forever changing the lives of two youths as they investigate and encounter its origin. Spanning a single night, director Andrew Patterson's transfixing debut barrels its...

The Wandering Chef

The Wandering Chef

Jiho Im, better known as the "Wandering Chef," travels the Korean peninsula in search of the most unique ingredients, honoring Mother Nature with whom he has a very strong and personal relationship. One day, he meets someone very special on the road, leading him to...

Verdict

Verdict

Delivered with urgency and guided by compassion, VERDICT takes a hard look at the myriad ways bureaucracy and patriarchal tradition combine to endanger a woman's safety.Arriving home one night in an alcohol-fuelled rage, Dante viciously attacks his wife, Joy. To...

Whale Wisdom

Whale Wisdom

Marine biologist and filmmaker Rick Rosenthal explores the intelligence of whales, measuring the latest science against his own observations and long-held beliefs – and just maybe, getting a glimpse of the world as it must seem to these ocean giants.In WHALE WISDOM,...

White on White (Blanco en blanco)

White on White (Blanco en blanco)

In the prelude to the 20th century, Pedro arrives in Tierra del Fuego, a violent, unforgiving place, to photograph the wedding of a powerful landowner named Mr. Porter. His future wife, still a child, becomes an obsession for Pedro. In an attempt to capture her...

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