2 - 11 nov 2018

4 reasons you need to visit LIFF


Discover the great
directors of tomorrow

The lives of two different women are slowly becoming entangled in this beautiful drama by Matthew Netwon (From Nowhere). A phenomenal portrayal by Julianna Nicholson of an ex-con who is trying to get on the right path and the ambitious lawyer (Roberts) who helps her fight for custody of her son.

After spending years in an increasingly unhappy relationship, Mary (Debra Winger) and Michael (Tracy Wetts) decide to end their marriage. But as soon as they start to carry out their divorce, they discover an unexpected affection for one another, which leads to an unexpected romance.

Under the guise of a New York romantic comedy, Keep the Change does something quite radical: In a refreshingly honest way it portrays two adults on the autistic spectrum. David desperately wants to be seen as “normal,” but Sarah accepts who she is. Together they navigate the vicissitudes of a burgeoning relationship.

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.



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.

In the tragicomedy Last Flag Flying by Richard Linklater (Boyhood) three Vietnam veterans (Steve Carrell, Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fihburn) are going on a last mission in 2003: burying one of their sons, who died in the Iraq war. Linklater possesses the ability to blend humor, emotion and social criticism like no other.

Sunday 5 November
21:45 - 23:49 Trianon 1
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In collaboration with Naturalis We all know the scene: Snow White takes a bite from the poisoned apple and... falls down.But look! She is saved by the prince! Obviously, an apple is not poisonous. It was MADE poisonous by the Evil Queen! But how does this work in nature? Are there really any fruits and veggies that are poisonous?

Wednesday 1 November
14:00 - 15:23 Trianon 2
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The movie about the worst movie ever made. Won prize for best movie at the San Sebastian film festival. Followed by the worst movie ever made. Just trust us: you do not want to miss this exclusive premiere.

Thursday 2 November
19:30 - 21:15 Trianon 1
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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.