If You Really Love PIFF...

Portland’s three weeks of dark and dreary foreign films flies off into the sunset.

Movie Reviews & Stories
The Portland International Film Festival comes to an end this week. There are only 10 new films—and some shorts from Spain—showing this week, but this is more of a time to reflect on what    More
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 WW MOVIE STAFF

Dealing With the Fallout

While the first week of PIFF focused on choices, week two finds itself mired in the aftermath of those difficult decisions.

Movie Reviews & Stories
Perhaps you’re watching Viggo Mortensen wander through the unforgiving, hallucinogenic wastes of Patagonia in search of his lost daughter. Or you’re listening to testimonials from survivors    More
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 WW Staff

Oh, The Choices You’ll Make

You’re on your own, you know what we know, and you are the one to decide where to go for PIFF 2015.

Movie Reviews & Stories
What do you do when you open an ill-gotten briefcase to find 50 million kronor (just under $6.1 million in real money) inside? Or when a group of Turkish soldiers hold your fellow villagers as r   More
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 WW Staff

PIFF 2014: No Whimpering

The Portland International Film Festival ends with stage blood, suicide bombings and sled dogs.

Movie Reviews & Stories
It’s the home stretch of the Portland International Film Festival, and judging by the final crop of movies, it’s going to be a cruel push to the finish line. That’s not to say there’s noth   More
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 WW Staff

PIFF By The Numbers*

A graphical breakdown of this year’s Portland International Film Festival.

Movie Reviews & Stories
* To the best of our hazy, hung-over recollection. 2 In Ernest & Celestine (France), a mouse and a bear become lifelong friends. 3 In It’s All So Quiet (The Netherlands), this involves lots of   More
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 WW Staff

PIFF 2014: Shovel-Ready

The Portland International Film Festival digs itself out from beneath the snowbank.

Movie Reviews & Stories
It’s normal to feel behind at this point in the Portland International Film Festival. During a normal year, it’s impossible to keep up with all the mummified dictators and decapitated royals a   More
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 WW Staff

PIFF Into Darkness

The Portland International Film Festival embraces its sinister side.

Movie Reviews & Stories
It’s a dismal time of year. February is a dark, soggy slog—especially at the multiplex. It’s a perfect time, though, for snuggling into a seat in a cozy arthouse theater to watch something d   More
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 WW Staff

Road To Nowhere

PIFF ends with horrors and prostitutes.

Movie Reviews & Stories
  WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22 EternityCritic’s Score: 67[THAILAND] Though it is at some level a ghost story, Eternity is much more about absence than presence: The spirit in question is a lone rid   More
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 WW MOVIE STAFF

Oh, The Places We’ve Been!

Mapping the terrain of a land called PIFF.

Movie Reviews & Stories
No festival is an island. They’re regional importers, which is why the Portland International Film Festival shares so many titles with its sisters in Seattle, San Francisco and the Film Society    More

Licking PIFF

Don’t Let the Portland International Film festival get you down. WW's guide to week two.

Movie Reviews & Stories
After a certain point—we’re going to say it’s this Saturday, Feb. 18—the trickiest part of navigating the Portland International Film Festival is summoning the will to get out of bed.    More
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 WW MOVIE STAFF


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