4 reasons you need to visit LIFF

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Discover the great
directors of tomorrow

Wildlife
Wildlife

In this charming directorial debut by Paul Dano, 14-year-old Joe seems to be the only reasonable one left in the family. A moving family drama with superb acting by Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Blaze
Blaze

Ethan Hawke steps behind the camera for an ode to country hero Blaze Foley (magnificently played by newcomer Ben Dickey), who went from living in a treehouse to befriending folk legend Townes Van Zandt and becoming an unsung legend of the Outlaw Country Music movement.

The Kindergarten Teacher
The Kindergarten Teacher

Kindergarten Teacher Lisa (Maggie Gyllenhaal) is dissatisfied with her life until she discovers the great poetical talent of one of her pupils. Her admiration of the boy gradually turns into an obsession in this thrilling film.

You’ll be the first to discover all of your friends’ favorite directors, right here at LIFF. Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World) won the LIFF competition back in 2012 with Safety not Guaranteed. Ryan Coogler reanimated the Rocky-franchise with Creed a year after LIFF played his debut Fruitvale Station. Actor John Boyega had his big break in Leiden with Imperial Dreams – a year before his leading role in the new Star Wars saga.

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MORE EVENTS 
AND CRAZINESS   

You can visit the cinema anywhere and anytime you want. That’s why LIFF has more than that. Over the past few years we watched tropical movies in a broiling greenhouse, historical movies on an actual Greek temple, the licentious Spring Breakers in a pool (party included), and much more. LIFF plays movies like nobody else. The crazier, the better.

Agora
Agora

A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning philosopher Hypatia and her slave Davus, who is torn between his love for her and the possibility of gaining freedom by joining Christianity. Agora (2009) will be shown in the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden, in the context of their exhibition ‘Gods of Egypt’: a unique experience!

Saturday 3 November
19:30 - 21:37 RMO
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Hoppezak
Hoppezak

Please note that this film is in Dutch and has no subtitles. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Sunday 4 November
11:30 - 12:45 Trianon 1
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Baraka + Matteo Myderwyk
Baraka + Matteo Myderwyk

Baraka is a perfect match for this program, which LIFF put together especially for the Museum Volkenkunde as part of their exhibition on Bali. Enjoy breathtaking cinematography depicting the beauty of human life, accompanied by live music by Matteo Myderwyk.

Saturday 10 November
20:00 - 21:36 Volkenkunde
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Leiden

Leiden is a beautiful city for sight-seeing in between movies. Visit one of our city’s many museums before the screening. Afterwards, discuss the film over a drink or meal at one of our festival’s partners.



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