11 days filled with premieres, special film events, parties, and more: that's the Leiden International Film Festival. Founded in 2006 and currently one of the Netherlands' most important film festivals. The 2021 edition will take place from October 28 to November 7, and will feature over 100 films from all over the globe, ranging from arthouse to mainstream, and everything in between. 

What to watch!?

Four random movies to start your hunt

Pronck International Shorts 2 - ONLINE
Pronck International Shorts 2 - ONLINE

Pronck International Shorts is a celebration of the best shorts made all over the world. This session is full of bright filmmakers who want to share their vision, ideas or idiosyncrasies. You can come across all kinds of films, but one thing is clear: they all have a clear own voice. This session is sponsored by Pronck.

Thursday 5 November
11:30 - 12:38 LUXOR ONLINE
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The Surrogate - ONLINE
The Surrogate - ONLINE

Jess is thrilled to be the surrogate for her best friend and his husband, but when the results of a prenatal test comes back, it creates a moral dilemma that threatens their friendship.

Thursday 5 November
19:15 - 20:48 CAMERA ONLINE
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Son-Mother - ONLINE
Son-Mother - ONLINE

Hard-working widow Leila is faced with a heartbreaking decision. Will she give in to bus driver Kazem’s marriage proposal to give her family financial security, even if it means saying goodbye to her twelve-year-old son? The gripping portrait of a mother in modern-day Iran.

Friday 30 October
16:00 - 17:42 REX ONLINE
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Hope
Hope

This honest and sensitive drama by Maria Sødahl tells the story of Anja (Andrea Bræin Hovig), who has just received the news that she has a terminal brain tumor. Together with her partner Tomas (Stellan Skarsgård), she tries to come to terms with this life-changing message.

Friday 30 October
10:30 - 12:36 Trianon 1
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