True to form, it was documentaries that swept up most of the awards at this year's VIFF. There were plenty of docs to chose from this year with nearly half of the festival’s feature and mid-length films being nonfiction (there were 103 nonfiction and 134 dramas in total).
After the sudden death of lead actor Heath Ledger Terry Gilliam said he was in no mood for completing his film. Under the circumstances, the fact that he has done this well is a hugely impressive achievement.
"I just thought ‘it’s over.’... I didn’t seem to have the energy to want to do anything."
Terry Gilliam talks about how he finished The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus following the death of his lead actor Heath Ledger.
The 2009 Raindance Film Festival drew to a close with the screening of Steven Soderbergh's film "The Girlfriend Experience" on the evening of Sunday 11 October.