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BFF18: The Top 5 Films You Need to See This Year

Kumiko the Treasure Hunter - coming to BFF18.
13 October 2015

Although we have the best intentions in mind, sometimes we just can’t make it to every film we want to see at the Barrie Film Festival. This year, we’ve put together a visual guide of the top 5 films you absolutely can’t miss at #BFF18.

Top 5 Films at BFF18.


Pawn Sacrifice

Pawn Sacrifice is a thriller you don’t want to miss. This screening is sponsored by BDO.

Screening Times:
Monday, October 19, 7:00 pm
Saturday, October 24, 7:30 pm

Directed by Edward Zwick

USA / 2015 / Biography / Drama / Rated PG for some language and sexual content / 116 min.

In a gripping true story set during the height of the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) finds himself caught between two superpowers when he challenges the Soviet Union and its greatest player, Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber) for the World Championship. Pawn Sacrifice chronicles Fischer’s terrifying struggles with genius and madness, and the rise and fall of a kid from Brooklyn who captured the imagination of the world.


Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter

Screening Times:
Saturday, October 17, 7:00 pm
Sunday, October 25, 5:00 pm

Co-written and Directed by David Zellner

USA / 2014 / Drama / Rated G / English and Japanese with English subtitles / 105 min.

In this darkly comedic odyssey, Academy Award nominee Rinko Kikuchi (Babel, Pacific Rim) stars as Kumiko, a frustrated Office Lady whose imagination transcends the confines of her mundane life. Kumiko becomes obsessed with a mysterious, battered VHS tape of a popular film she’s mistaken for a documentary, fixating on a scene where a suitcase of stolen cash is buried in the desolate, frozen landscape of North Dakota. Believing this treasure to be real, she leaves Tokyo and her beloved rabbit Bunzo behind to recover it … and finds herself on a dangerous adventure unlike anything she’s seen in the movies.


 Buy #BFF18 Tickets

Several films are expected to sell out, so be sure to purchase your tickets ahead of time. Tickets are available in person at the following locations:

Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster Street, Barrie

For the full festival line up and detailed ticket information, visit the schedule.