Thursday 29 October

Nomadland

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
20:00 - 21:48 Trianon 1

When Fern -- a fantastic performance by Frances McDormand -- loses her job and possessions, she decides to embark on a journey through America as a contemporary nomad. Nomadland rightfully won the prestigious Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, the award for the best film.

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1982

cinemaYallah! Yallah! presents:
20:30 - 22:10 Trianon 2

During the 1982 invasion of Lebanon at a private school on the outskirts of Beirut, 11-year-old Wissam tries to tell a classmate about his crush on her, while his teachers on different sides of the political divide, try to mask their fears.

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Digitale Soundtrack Quiz met DJ St. Paul

cinemaSpecials
20:30 - 22:00 ONLINE EVENTS

Please note that this event is in Dutch. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Supernova

cinemaPanorama
20:45 - 22:18 LIDO 1

Sam (Firth) and Tusker (Tucci)'s relationship of 20 years is put to the test as they visit places from their past to help with Tusker early-onset dementia, and find out their future together is not so certain. Tender, heartbreaking, drama with explosive acting.

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Las Niñas

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
21:00 - 22:37 Kijkhuis 1

Celia’s life is strongly shaken up when new classmate Brisa arrives at her Catholic school. Together, the two teenagers rebel against the strict school management. Their small acts of resistance have big consequences: seeing Celia’s new-found courage, her mother can also no longer stay silent…

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Save Yourselves!

cinemaBonkers!
21:15 - 22:48 Trianon 3

A young Brooklyn couple (Sunita Mani, John Reynolds) heads to an upstate cabin to unplug from their phones and reconnect with each other. Blissfully unaware of their surroundings, they are left to their own devices as the planet falls under attack.

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Wildland

cinemaNordic Watching
21:30 - 22:59 Kijkhuis 2

As Ida tries to get used to her new life with her estranged aunt's family she's confronted with lots of secrets and the same question her mother always asked her: how far will you go for your family?

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Friday 30 October

The Assistant

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
10:15 - 11:42 Trianon 2

On Jane’s first day of her new job as an assistant to a powerful executive at a large firm, she gets a growing, hard-to-put-into-words feeling that something is off. Julia Garner ('Ozark') is a powerhouse in this understated manifest against systematic oppression and workplace harassment.

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Mogul Mowgli

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
10:30 - 12:00 Kijkhuis 2

Zed (Riz Ahmed), a young British rapper, is about to start his first world tour. However, a crippling illness strikes him down, and he is forced to move back in with his family. He tries to find himself between an international music career and Pakistani family traditions.

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Hope

cinemaNordic Watching
10:30 - 12:36 Trianon 1

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.

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Kuessipan - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
10:45 - 12:42 REX ONLINE

In a Quebec Innu community, Mikuan and Shaniss struggle to maintain their close friendship when they clash over their increasing differences and diverging ambitions. Based on Naomi Fontaine's novel of the same name, 'Kuessipan' is a story about family, friendship and connection.

read moreread more


De l'or pour les chiens

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
10:45 - 12:24 Trianon 3

Solitary teenager Esther (Tallulah Cassavetti) follows her summer love Jean to Paris, starting a journey in a big city where she knows no one. The provocative tale of a young woman lost in Paris represents a dazzling debut showcase for writer/director Anna Cazenave Cambet.

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Love Affair(s)

cinemaPanorama
11:00 - 13:02 Kijkhuis 1

In this beautiful yet unconventional romance, Daphne and Maxime must spend a couple of days together in the stunning French countryside despite not knowing each other. As they chat about their memories, the film tells an overarching story about the messiness of love.

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Yallah! Underground - ONLINE

OnlineYallah! Yallah! presents:
11:00 - 12:25 LUXOR ONLINE

Female artists in Egypt, a persecuted Lebanese musician – the young artists in this documentary come from diverse backgrounds, but fight for the same goal: freedom. Yallah! Underground paints a convincing picture of a new generation of Arabs, challenging their reality with passion and perseverance.

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The Surrogate - ONLINE

OnlineAmerican Indie Competition
11:15 - 12:48 CAMERA 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.

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Blackbird

cinemaPanorama
11:15 - 12:53 LIDO 1

A terminally ill mother (a sublime Susan Sarandon) invites her family to their country house for one final gathering, but tensions quickly boil over between her two daughters (Kate Winslet, Mia Wasikowska). Roger Michell ('Notting Hill') tackles heavy topics with humor, curiosity, and a tremendous sense of humanity.

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Cartero

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
12:30 - 13:50 Trianon 2

Hernán (Tomás Raimondi), a young man full of hopes and dreams, gets a job at the Central Post Office. There, a colleague teaches him the code of conduct, but reality will force him to break the rules - for Yanina, the girl he loves.

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La Dea Fortuna

cinemaPanorama
12:45 - 14:43 Kijkhuis 2

Alessandro and Arturo want to end their relationship after more than 15 years. However, their lives take an unexpected turn when a sick friend of theirs suddenly visits them, asking if they can temporarily take care of her two kids.

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Asia

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
13:15 - 14:40 Trianon 3

Asia is the single mother of 17-year-old Vika (Shira Haas, Unorthodox). But when Vika’s health starts deteriorating, Asia has to find her voice as a mother and embrace and cherish their time together in this award-winning drama.

read moreread more


Love Affair(s) - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
13:15 - 15:17 REX ONLINE

In this beautiful yet unconventional romance, Daphne and Maxime must spend a couple of days together in the stunning French countryside despite not knowing each other. As they chat about their memories, the film tells an overarching story about the messiness of love.

read moreread more


There Is No Evil

cinemaPanorama
13:30 - 16:01 Trianon 1

The Iranian writer-director Mohammad Rasoulof won the prestigious Golden Bear in Berlin with his impressive film 'There is No Evil'. The film tells four unrelated stories about moral power, individual freedom, and taking responsibility for your own actions.

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The Innocence - ONLINE

OnlineFirst Feature Competition
13:30 - 15:02 LUXOR ONLINE

15-year-old Lis enjoys her summer with her friends and her older boyfriend Nestor, whom she keeps a secret from her parents. When the summer ends with an unpleasant surprise, she realizes that she will have to confront her parents and herself.

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Daniel

cinemaNordic Watching
13:45 - 16:03 Kijkhuis 1

The true, gripping, and sublimely acted story of Danish photographer Daniel Rye, who was kidnapped by ISIS in 2013, and his family’s efforts to get him released. This year’s rightful favourite at Film by the Sea.

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Wendy

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
13:45 - 15:36 LIDO 1

Eight years after his prize-winning 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' wowed LIFF-audiences, Benh Zeitlin is back with this mesmerizing adaptation of Peter Pan. Wendy is a reimagining of the classic tale in a scrappy, breathtaking new setting.

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Needle Park Baby - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
13:45 - 15:23 CAMERA ONLINE

Spring 1995. After Switzerland's largest public drug scene 'Platzspits' is closed down, 11-year-old Mia and her heroin-addicted mother Sandrine move to an idyllic town for a new beginning. 'Christiane F.' meets 'JoJo Rabbit' in this brutally honest portrait of addiction and motherly love.

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Marygoround

cinemaBonkers!
14:30 - 15:50 Trianon 2

Dark comedy 'Marygoround' tells the story of Mary, a lonely woman who lives a simple life, free from sin, and is struggling with her menopause. But then her free-spirited cousin Helena arrives, and everything changes. Is Mary able to suppress her newfound lust for life?

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Holler

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
15:30 - 17:00 Trianon 3

Ruth (Jessica Barden) joins a scrap metal crew to try and pay her way through college. Against the bleak, snowed-in backdrop of a once thriving industrial town in Ohio, it soon turns out that the cost of an education for a girl like her might be more than she bargained for.

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My Thoughts Are Silent

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
15:30 - 17:14 Kijkhuis 2

Vadym is a 25-year-old composer and a sound recordist living in Kyiv. Then he gets the chance to move to Canada -- provided he can record the voice of a very rare bird, which dwells only in the Transcarpathian mountains of Ukraine.

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Son-Mother - ONLINE

OnlineFirst Feature Competition
16:00 - 17:42 REX 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.

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Holler - ONLINE

OnlineAmerican Indie Competition
16:15 - 17:45 CAMERA ONLINE

Ruth (Jessica Barden) joins a scrap metal crew to try and pay her way through college. Against the bleak, snowed-in backdrop of a once thriving industrial town in Ohio, it soon turns out that the cost of an education for a girl like her might be more than she bargained for.

read moreread more


Los Lobos - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
16:30 - 18:05 LUXOR ONLINE

When the mother of eight-year-old Max and his brother Leo is at work, their one-room flat changes into a mysterious place, where their biggest fantasies and adventures come to life. Los Lobos is brutally honest and yet poetic -- and full of hope.

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Force of Habit

cinemaNordic Watching
16:30 - 17:45 Trianon 2

Force of Habit follows different women in their confrontation with sexual harassment and power dynamics in their everyday lives. Written and directed by seven Finnish women in the wake of #metoo, this film is politically loaded as well as liberatingly humorous.

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My Salinger Year

cinemaPanorama
16:30 - 18:11 LIDO 1

Based on Joanna Rakoff’s coming-of-age memoir, My Salinger Year is transformed by newcomer Margaret Qualley and filmstar Sigourney Weaver into a wonderful portrait of the different generations and their ambitions – and the grande dame that is literature.

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A L'abordage!

cinemaPanorama
16:45 - 18:20 Trianon 1

A hot summer evening in Paris. Félix runs into Alma, and the two spend a magical night together. The next day, Alma heads off to the south of France, and in an impulse, Félix decides to follow her. A romantic road trip follows, in which nothing goes according to plan.

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DNA

cinemaPanorama
16:45 - 18:15 Kijkhuis 1

Neige was raised by her beloved grandfather, who offered protection from her toxic parents. His death will trigger a profound identity crisis for her as tensions between her family members escalate.

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Canalcups

cinemaSpecials
17:30 - 17:51 Trianon 3

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Gaza Mon Amour

cinemaPanorama
18:00 - 19:27 Kijkhuis 2

Fisherman Issa is secretly in love with Siham. When he discovers an ancient phallic statue while fishing, Issa takes it home, feeling that this discovery will change his life forever… An evocative satire on love and desire, and an affirmation that life continues amidst the absurdity of living.

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La Última Primavera - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
18:30 - 19:47 CAMERA ONLINE

In La Cañada Real, a shanty town outside Madrid, tensions are running high between the officials and the inhabitants given that the land has been sold and the families must leave the homes they put up with their own hands.

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Rent-a-Pal

cinemaBonkers!
18:45 - 20:33 Trianon 3

Seeking a partner through a video dating service, David discovers a strange VHS tape called Rent-A-Pal. Hosted by the charismatic Andy (Wil Wheaton), the tape offers him friendship. But Andy’s friendship comes at a cost, and David struggles to afford the price of admission.

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Survival Skills - ONLINE

OnlineBonkers!
18:45 - 20:13 REX ONLINE

In this VHS police training video from 1988, you are welcomed by Jim, a rookie cop whose steps are dictated by an omniscient Narrator. While Jim shows you the necessary training skills, things seem to be getting more and more out of hand. But it’s only a video… right?

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Needle Park Baby

cinemaPanorama
19:00 - 20:38 Trianon 2

Spring 1995. After Switzerland's largest public drug scene 'Platzspits' is closed down, 11-year-old Mia and her heroin-addicted mother Sandrine move to an idyllic town for a new beginning. 'Christiane F.' meets 'JoJo Rabbit' in this brutally honest portrait of addiction and motherly love.

read moreread more


Son-Mother

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
19:00 - 20:42 Kijkhuis 1

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.

read moreread more


Police

cinemaPanorama
19:00 - 20:38 LIDO 1

Three officers are tasked with escorting an illegal immigrant to the airport, where he will be forced onto a plane and sent back to his homeland. But when they find out the truth, they have to make a difficult choice.

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The Macaluso Sisters - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
19:00 - 20:34 LUXOR ONLINE

The Macaluso Sisters follows five Italian sisters through three different stages of their lives. Their happy childhood is disrupted when one of them suddenly dies. The relationship between the sisters builds on this incident as they try to live with this trauma.

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The Climb

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
19:15 - 20:49 Trianon 1

Two lifelong pals (Michael Angelo Covino and Kyle Marvin) test the boundaries of their friendship when a woman comes between them. 'The Climb' uses the complicated bond between two friends to dissect male friendships in an engaging and often hilarious manner.

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The Innocence

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
20:30 - 22:02 Kijkhuis 2

15-year-old Lis enjoys her summer with her friends and her older boyfriend Nestor, whom she keeps a secret from her parents. When the summer ends with an unpleasant surprise, she realizes that she will have to confront her parents and herself.

read moreread more


Get The Hell Out - ONLINE

OnlineBonkers!
21:00 - 22:40 CAMERA ONLINE

A zombie outbreak horror-comedy against the backdrop of Taiwanese corrupt politics: it doesn’t get any more BONKERS! than this! After the president suddenly turns into a zombie, the parliament becomes a straight up bloodbath, where protagonists Hsiung and Wang have to fight to stay alive.

read moreread more


Los Lobos

cinemaPanorama
21:15 - 22:50 Trianon 3

When the mother of eight-year-old Max and his brother Leo is at work, their one-room flat changes into a mysterious place, where their biggest fantasies and adventures come to life. Los Lobos is brutally honest and yet poetic -- and full of hope.

read moreread more


A L'abordage! - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
21:15 - 22:50 LUXOR ONLINE

A hot summer evening in Paris. Félix runs into Alma, and the two spend a magical night together. The next day, Alma heads off to the south of France, and in an impulse, Félix decides to follow her. A romantic road trip follows, in which nothing goes according to plan.

read moreread more


Irresistible

cinemaPanorama
21:30 - 23:11 LIDO 1

Strategist Gary Zimmer decides to travel to the countryside to help candidate Jack Hastings become mayor. He hopes that this will lead the population to vote for a Democrat in the next elections. Once he arrives in the town of Deerlaken, he discovers the great cultural differences between the city and the countryside.

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Effacer l'historique

cinemaBonkers!
21:30 - 23:20 Trianon 1

Cyberbullying, TV series addiction, telemarketers, blackmail over a sex tape… Neighbors Marie, Bertrand and Christine have had enough of modern-day technology. They join forces to declare war on the tech giants - seemingly impossible, but together they are strong...

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The Surrogate

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
21:30 - 23:03 Kijkhuis 1

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.

read moreread more


Asia - ONLINE

OnlineFirst Feature Competition
21:30 - 22:55 REX ONLINE

Asia is the single mother of 17-year-old Vika (Shira Haas, Unorthodox). But when Vika’s health starts deteriorating, Asia has to find her voice as a mother and embrace and cherish their time together in this award-winning drama.

read moreread more


Slalom

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
21:45 - 23:15 Trianon 2

The stunning wide shots of the vast and virgin Alps take Renier and newcomer Abita’s acting skills to new, dizzying heights in this haunting and topical debut about Lyz, the fifteen-year-old trying to escape from her ski coach.

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Saturday 31 October

Survival Skills

cinemaBonkers!
10:15 - 11:43 Trianon 2

In this VHS police training video from 1988, you are welcomed by Jim, a rookie cop whose steps are dictated by an omniscient Narrator. While Jim shows you the necessary training skills, things seem to be getting more and more out of hand. But it’s only a video… right?

read moreread more


Pronck International Shorts 1 - ONLINE

OnlineShorts
10:15 - 11:23 CAMERA 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.

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The Surrogate

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
10:30 - 12:03 Kijkhuis 2

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.

read moreread more


Onkel - ONLINE

OnlineNordic Watching
10:30 - 12:16 LUXOR ONLINE

Kris, living with her uncle on a farm, is starting to second guess her current life. When she meets Mike, she realizes love has crossed her path. A life

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The Voice of Love

cinemaBonkers!
10:30 - 12:38 Trianon 1

Comedian Valérie Lamercier is ‘Céline’, ehh Aline! This French-Canadian tribute to a certain world star and pop icon tells her entire story: about her humble childhood in Canada, Eurovision, 'Titanic', about her relationship with her manager, and how her heart did go on after that. Not the name, but this movie is however full of her songs!

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1982 - ONLINE

OnlineYallah! Yallah! presents:
10:45 - 12:25 REX ONLINE

During the 1982 invasion of Lebanon at a private school on the outskirts of Beirut, 11-year-old Wissam tries to tell a classmate about his crush on her, while his teachers on different sides of the political divide, try to mask their fears.

read moreread more


Slalom

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
11:00 - 12:30 Trianon 3

The stunning wide shots of the vast and virgin Alps take Renier and newcomer Abita’s acting skills to new, dizzying heights in this haunting and topical debut about Lyz, the fifteen-year-old trying to escape from her ski coach.

read moreread more


Kuessipan

cinemaPanorama
11:15 - 13:12 Kijkhuis 1

In a Quebec Innu community, Mikuan and Shaniss struggle to maintain their close friendship when they clash over their increasing differences and diverging ambitions. Based on Naomi Fontaine's novel of the same name, 'Kuessipan' is a story about family, friendship and connection.

read moreread more


Calamity

cinemaPanorama
11:30 - 12:55 LIDO 1

'Calamity' tells, in beautiful animations, how the young Martha Jane Cannary grew into the legendary ‘Calamity’ Jane, one of the gunslinging heroes of the Wild West. The film rightly won the top prize at the Annecy animation festival.

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Holler

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
12:15 - 13:45 Trianon 2

Ruth (Jessica Barden) joins a scrap metal crew to try and pay her way through college. Against the bleak, snowed-in backdrop of a once thriving industrial town in Ohio, it soon turns out that the cost of an education for a girl like her might be more than she bargained for.

read moreread more


Needle Park Baby - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
12:45 - 14:23 CAMERA ONLINE

Spring 1995. After Switzerland's largest public drug scene 'Platzspits' is closed down, 11-year-old Mia and her heroin-addicted mother Sandrine move to an idyllic town for a new beginning. 'Christiane F.' meets 'JoJo Rabbit' in this brutally honest portrait of addiction and motherly love.

read moreread more


The Death Of Cinema And My Father Too

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
12:45 - 14:25 Kijkhuis 2

A highly personal story of the director’s relationship with his father, their shared love of cinema, and his father’s illness. Rosenberg’s feature debut mixes fact, fiction, and autobiography as the film grapples with the big questions of life and death.

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Save Yourselves!

cinemaBonkers!
13:00 - 14:33 Trianon 3

A young Brooklyn couple (Sunita Mani, John Reynolds) heads to an upstate cabin to unplug from their phones and reconnect with each other. Blissfully unaware of their surroundings, they are left to their own devices as the planet falls under attack.

read moreread more


Rent-a-Pal - ONLINE

OnlineBonkers!
13:00 - 14:48 REX ONLINE

Seeking a partner through a video dating service, David discovers a strange VHS tape called Rent-A-Pal. Hosted by the charismatic Andy (Wil Wheaton), the tape offers him friendship. But Andy’s friendship comes at a cost, and David struggles to afford the price of admission.

read moreread more


Cartero - ONLINE

OnlineFirst Feature Competition
13:15 - 14:35 LUXOR ONLINE

Hernán (Tomás Raimondi), a young man full of hopes and dreams, gets a job at the Central Post Office. There, a colleague teaches him the code of conduct, but reality will force him to break the rules - for Yanina, the girl he loves.

read moreread more


First Cow

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
13:30 - 15:32 Trianon 1

A subdued drama about Cookie and King-Lu, who meet as members of a group of trappers in 19th-century Oregon. A special friendship develops between the two, and together they start a successful business in stolen milk from an expensive dairy cow.

read moreread more


Dating Amber

cinemaPanorama
14:00 - 15:32 LIDO 1

This tragicomical coming-of-age film is set in Ireland during the mid-90s. Teenagers Eddie and Amber fake a relationship in order to stop everyone speculating about their sexuality. However, their ‘ideal’ arrangement begins to fall apart, forcing both of them to rethink their lives.

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Si Le Vent Tombe

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
14:00 - 15:40 Kijkhuis 1

International auditor Alain is tasked to appraise the airport of a small, isolated republic in the Caucasus to greenlight its eventual reopening. Through Edgar, a local boy running a make-shift business in the airport, Alain will risk all to help this territory open up.

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A L'abordage!

cinemaPanorama
14:15 - 15:50 Trianon 2

A hot summer evening in Paris. Félix runs into Alma, and the two spend a magical night together. The next day, Alma heads off to the south of France, and in an impulse, Félix decides to follow her. A romantic road trip follows, in which nothing goes according to plan.

read moreread more


Mogul Mowgli

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
15:15 - 16:45 Trianon 3

Zed (Riz Ahmed), a young British rapper, is about to start his first world tour. However, a crippling illness strikes him down, and he is forced to move back in with his family. He tries to find himself between an international music career and Pakistani family traditions.

read moreread more


Onkel

cinemaNordic Watching
15:15 - 17:01 Kijkhuis 2

Kris, living with her uncle on a farm, is starting to second guess her current life. When she meets Mike, she realizes love has crossed her path. A life

read moreread more


Daniel - ONLINE

OnlineNordic Watching
15:30 - 17:48 CAMERA ONLINE

The true, gripping, and sublimely acted story of Danish photographer Daniel Rye, who was kidnapped by ISIS in 2013, and his family’s efforts to get him released. This year’s rightful favourite at Film by the Sea.

read moreread more


Mogul Mowgli - ONLINE

OnlineFirst Feature Competition
15:45 - 17:15 REX ONLINE

Zed (Riz Ahmed), a young British rapper, is about to start his first world tour. However, a crippling illness strikes him down, and he is forced to move back in with his family. He tries to find himself between an international music career and Pakistani family traditions.

read moreread more


Bonkers! Shorts - ONLINE

OnlineShorts
16:00 - 17:18 LUXOR ONLINE

Prepare for BONKERS! Shorts. Films that you can make no sense of, films that are completely BONKERS. They might be absurd, shocking, hilarious, or just simply make you ask: "what did I just watch?"

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Kom Hier Dat Ik U Kus

cinemaPanorama
16:15 - 17:55 Trianon 1

Mona is trying to find her way through a life that is characterized in large part by her mother’s early death. Griet Op de Beeck’s bestseller is translated into an impressive, reverberating character study of the sensitive Mona.

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Police

cinemaPanorama
16:15 - 17:53 LIDO 1

Three officers are tasked with escorting an illegal immigrant to the airport, where he will be forced onto a plane and sent back to his homeland. But when they find out the truth, they have to make a difficult choice.

read moreread more


Otac (Father)

cinemaPanorama
16:30 - 18:30 Kijkhuis 1

When a father (Goran Bogdan) is faced with the corrupt social services that want to take away his children, just because the family is poor, he sets out on foot across Serbia to appeal to the national ministry in Belgrade.

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Marygoround

cinemaBonkers!
16:30 - 17:50 Trianon 2

Dark comedy 'Marygoround' tells the story of Mary, a lonely woman who lives a simple life, free from sin, and is struggling with her menopause. But then her free-spirited cousin Helena arrives, and everything changes. Is Mary able to suppress her newfound lust for life?

read moreread more


Bonkers! Shorts

cinemaShorts
17:30 - 18:48 Trianon 3

Prepare for BONKERS! Shorts. Films that you can make no sense of, films that are completely BONKERS. They might be absurd, shocking, hilarious, or just simply make you ask: "what did I just watch?"

read moreread more


1982

cinemaYallah! Yallah! presents:
17:45 - 19:25 Kijkhuis 2

During the 1982 invasion of Lebanon at a private school on the outskirts of Beirut, 11-year-old Wissam tries to tell a classmate about his crush on her, while his teachers on different sides of the political divide, try to mask their fears.

read moreread more


Asia

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
18:30 - 19:55 Trianon 2

Asia is the single mother of 17-year-old Vika (Shira Haas, Unorthodox). But when Vika’s health starts deteriorating, Asia has to find her voice as a mother and embrace and cherish their time together in this award-winning drama.

read moreread more


First Cow - ONLINE

OnlineAmerican Indie Competition
18:30 - 20:32 REX ONLINE

A subdued drama about Cookie and King-Lu, who meet as members of a group of trappers in 19th-century Oregon. A special friendship develops between the two, and together they start a successful business in stolen milk from an expensive dairy cow.

read moreread more


De l'or pour les chiens - ONLINE

OnlineFirst Feature Competition
18:45 - 20:24 LUXOR ONLINE

Solitary teenager Esther (Tallulah Cassavetti) follows her summer love Jean to Paris, starting a journey in a big city where she knows no one. The provocative tale of a young woman lost in Paris represents a dazzling debut showcase for writer/director Anna Cazenave Cambet.

read moreread more


I Care A Lot

cinemaPanorama
19:00 - 20:58 Trianon 1

Part cautionary exposé of all-too-real elder abuse rackets, part welcome excuse to pit Rosamund Pike and Peter Dinklage against each other in a game of uproarious reprisals, I Care A Lot barrels along a twisty trajectory rife with terribly dark, but darkly funny, behaviour.

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Get The Hell Out - ONLINE

OnlineBonkers!
19:00 - 20:40 CAMERA ONLINE

A zombie outbreak horror-comedy against the backdrop of Taiwanese corrupt politics: it doesn’t get any more BONKERS! than this! After the president suddenly turns into a zombie, the parliament becomes a straight up bloodbath, where protagonists Hsiung and Wang have to fight to stay alive.

read moreread more


Un Triomphe

cinemaPanorama
19:00 - 20:46 LIDO 1

Etienne, a not-so-successful but endearing actor, runs a theater workshop in a prison, where he brings together an unlikely troupe of prisoners to stage 'Waiting for Godot'. When he is allowed to take the convicts on a tour outside of prison, Etienne finally has the chance to thrive.

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Lola Vers La Mer

cinemaPanorama
19:15 - 20:42 Kijkhuis 1

When Lola, a young transgender woman, can finally get her operation, her mother – who financially supports her – dies. To fulfill her mother’s last wish, Lola and her father travel to the Belgian coast, despite all their differences. Their journey, however, will not turn out as they imagined it…

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Shiva Baby

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
19:45 - 21:02 Trianon 3

In this hilarious and uncomfortably real debut, we become acquainted with Danielle’s Jewish family for one very long day, during which she runs into her secret sugar daddy - as well as her way-too-successful ex-girlfriend after the funeral of a mutual friend.

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There Is No Evil

cinemaPanorama
20:15 - 22:46 Kijkhuis 2

The Iranian writer-director Mohammad Rasoulof won the prestigious Golden Bear in Berlin with his impressive film 'There is No Evil'. The film tells four unrelated stories about moral power, individual freedom, and taking responsibility for your own actions.

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Get The Hell Out

cinemaBonkers!
20:45 - 22:25 Trianon 2

A zombie outbreak horror-comedy against the backdrop of Taiwanese corrupt politics: it doesn’t get any more BONKERS! than this! After the president suddenly turns into a zombie, the parliament becomes a straight up bloodbath, where protagonists Hsiung and Wang have to fight to stay alive.

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Shiva Baby - ONLINE

OnlineAmerican Indie Competition
21:15 - 22:32 LUXOR ONLINE

In this hilarious and uncomfortably real debut, we become acquainted with Danielle’s Jewish family for one very long day, during which she runs into her secret sugar daddy - as well as her way-too-successful ex-girlfriend after the funeral of a mutual friend.

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Survival Skills - ONLINE

OnlineBonkers!
21:15 - 22:43 REX ONLINE

In this VHS police training video from 1988, you are welcomed by Jim, a rookie cop whose steps are dictated by an omniscient Narrator. While Jim shows you the necessary training skills, things seem to be getting more and more out of hand. But it’s only a video… right?

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The Singing Club

cinemaPanorama
21:30 - 23:23 LIDO 1

A group of military wives starts a choir to cope with the absence of their husbands, who are fighting in Afghanistan to serve their country. The women are quickly noticed by the media and the choir is asked to sing on television. A special friendship develops between the women.

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My Thoughts Are Silent - ONLINE

OnlineFirst Feature Competition
21:30 - 23:14 CAMERA ONLINE

Vadym is a 25-year-old composer and a sound recordist living in Kyiv. Then he gets the chance to move to Canada -- provided he can record the voice of a very rare bird, which dwells only in the Transcarpathian mountains of Ukraine.

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The Killing of Two Lovers

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
21:30 - 22:55 Kijkhuis 1

A marital separation pains David, the impulsive and jealous protagonist of Robert Machoian's stark, stripped-down, but empathetic indie drama. David and Nikki have decided to allow each other some space to contemplate their relationship, but David is willing to do anything to save his marriage.

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Give Me Liberty

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
21:45 - 23:35 Trianon 1

In this warm comedy-drama, medical transport driver Vic is torn between his promise to get his elderly relatives to a funeral and his desire to help Tracy, a headstrong young woman in a wheelchair. During the ride, he encounters a wealth of amusing characters and situations.

read moreread more


Archive

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
21:45 - 23:34 Trianon 3

2038: George Almore is working on a true human-equivalent AI. His latest prototype is almost ready. This sensitive phase is also the riskiest, especially as he has a goal that must be hidden at all costs: being reunited with his dead wife.

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Sunday 01 November

Son-Mother

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
10:30 - 12:12 Kijkhuis 1

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.

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Daniel - ONLINE

OnlineNordic Watching
10:30 - 12:48 CAMERA ONLINE

The true, gripping, and sublimely acted story of Danish photographer Daniel Rye, who was kidnapped by ISIS in 2013, and his family’s efforts to get him released. This year’s rightful favourite at Film by the Sea.

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Supernova

cinemaPanorama
10:30 - 12:03 Trianon 1

Sam (Firth) and Tusker (Tucci)'s relationship of 20 years is put to the test as they visit places from their past to help with Tusker early-onset dementia, and find out their future together is not so certain. Tender, heartbreaking, drama with explosive acting.

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Get The Hell Out

cinemaBonkers!
10:45 - 12:25 Trianon 2

A zombie outbreak horror-comedy against the backdrop of Taiwanese corrupt politics: it doesn’t get any more BONKERS! than this! After the president suddenly turns into a zombie, the parliament becomes a straight up bloodbath, where protagonists Hsiung and Wang have to fight to stay alive.

read moreread more


First Cow - ONLINE

OnlineAmerican Indie Competition
10:45 - 12:47 REX ONLINE

A subdued drama about Cookie and King-Lu, who meet as members of a group of trappers in 19th-century Oregon. A special friendship develops between the two, and together they start a successful business in stolen milk from an expensive dairy cow.

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The Innocence - ONLINE

OnlineFirst Feature Competition
10:45 - 12:17 LUXOR ONLINE

15-year-old Lis enjoys her summer with her friends and her older boyfriend Nestor, whom she keeps a secret from her parents. When the summer ends with an unpleasant surprise, she realizes that she will have to confront her parents and herself.

read moreread more


The Singing Club

cinemaPanorama
11:00 - 12:53 LIDO 1

A group of military wives starts a choir to cope with the absence of their husbands, who are fighting in Afghanistan to serve their country. The women are quickly noticed by the media and the choir is asked to sing on television. A special friendship develops between the women.

read moreread more


The Climb

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
11:30 - 13:04 Trianon 3

Two lifelong pals (Michael Angelo Covino and Kyle Marvin) test the boundaries of their friendship when a woman comes between them. 'The Climb' uses the complicated bond between two friends to dissect male friendships in an engaging and often hilarious manner.

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Love Affair(s)

cinemaPanorama
11:30 - 13:32 Kijkhuis 2

In this beautiful yet unconventional romance, Daphne and Maxime must spend a couple of days together in the stunning French countryside despite not knowing each other. As they chat about their memories, the film tells an overarching story about the messiness of love.

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Las Niñas

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
13:00 - 14:37 Kijkhuis 1

Celia’s life is strongly shaken up when new classmate Brisa arrives at her Catholic school. Together, the two teenagers rebel against the strict school management. Their small acts of resistance have big consequences: seeing Celia’s new-found courage, her mother can also no longer stay silent…

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The Assistant

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
13:00 - 14:27 Trianon 2

On Jane’s first day of her new job as an assistant to a powerful executive at a large firm, she gets a growing, hard-to-put-into-words feeling that something is off. Julia Garner ('Ozark') is a powerhouse in this understated manifest against systematic oppression and workplace harassment.

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Los Lobos - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
13:15 - 14:50 LUXOR ONLINE

When the mother of eight-year-old Max and his brother Leo is at work, their one-room flat changes into a mysterious place, where their biggest fantasies and adventures come to life. Los Lobos is brutally honest and yet poetic -- and full of hope.

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Dating Amber - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
13:30 - 15:02 REX ONLINE

This tragicomical coming-of-age film is set in Ireland during the mid-90s. Teenagers Eddie and Amber fake a relationship in order to stop everyone speculating about their sexuality. However, their ‘ideal’ arrangement begins to fall apart, forcing both of them to rethink their lives.

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Promising Young Woman

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
13:30 - 15:23 Trianon 1

A young woman (an amazing Carey Mulligan) haunted by a tragedy from her past takes revenge on the predatory men unlucky enough to cross her path. This very promising (no pun intended) debut by Emerald Fennell (producer and writer of Killing Eve) was one of the big hits at Sundance and will surely become a LIFF-favourite too!

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Blackbird

cinemaPanorama
13:45 - 15:23 LIDO 1

A terminally ill mother (a sublime Susan Sarandon) invites her family to their country house for one final gathering, but tensions quickly boil over between her two daughters (Kate Winslet, Mia Wasikowska). Roger Michell ('Notting Hill') tackles heavy topics with humor, curiosity, and a tremendous sense of humanity.

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Kuessipan - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
13:45 - 15:42 CAMERA ONLINE

In a Quebec Innu community, Mikuan and Shaniss struggle to maintain their close friendship when they clash over their increasing differences and diverging ambitions. Based on Naomi Fontaine's novel of the same name, 'Kuessipan' is a story about family, friendship and connection.

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Pronck International Shorts 2

cinemaShorts
13:45 - 14:53 Trianon 3

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.

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Pronck International Shorts 1

cinemaShorts
13:45 - 14:53 Trianon 3

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.

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REMY. x The Red Turtle

cinema
14:00 - 15:30 Trianon 1

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First Cow

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
14:15 - 16:17 Kijkhuis 2

A subdued drama about Cookie and King-Lu, who meet as members of a group of trappers in 19th-century Oregon. A special friendship develops between the two, and together they start a successful business in stolen milk from an expensive dairy cow.

read moreread more


Rent-a-Pal

cinemaBonkers!
15:15 - 17:03 Trianon 2

Seeking a partner through a video dating service, David discovers a strange VHS tape called Rent-A-Pal. Hosted by the charismatic Andy (Wil Wheaton), the tape offers him friendship. But Andy’s friendship comes at a cost, and David struggles to afford the price of admission.

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Gaza Mon Amour

cinemaPanorama
15:30 - 16:57 Kijkhuis 1

Fisherman Issa is secretly in love with Siham. When he discovers an ancient phallic statue while fishing, Issa takes it home, feeling that this discovery will change his life forever… An evocative satire on love and desire, and an affirmation that life continues amidst the absurdity of living.

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Yallah! Underground - ONLINE

OnlineYallah! Yallah! presents:
16:00 - 17:25 LUXOR ONLINE

Female artists in Egypt, a persecuted Lebanese musician – the young artists in this documentary come from diverse backgrounds, but fight for the same goal: freedom. Yallah! Underground paints a convincing picture of a new generation of Arabs, challenging their reality with passion and perseverance.

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Irresistible

cinemaPanorama
16:15 - 17:56 LIDO 1

Strategist Gary Zimmer decides to travel to the countryside to help candidate Jack Hastings become mayor. He hopes that this will lead the population to vote for a Democrat in the next elections. Once he arrives in the town of Deerlaken, he discovers the great cultural differences between the city and the countryside.

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Onkel

cinemaNordic Watching
16:15 - 18:01 Trianon 3

Kris, living with her uncle on a farm, is starting to second guess her current life. When she meets Mike, she realizes love has crossed her path. A life

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My Thoughts Are Silent - ONLINE

OnlineFirst Feature Competition
16:15 - 17:59 CAMERA ONLINE

Vadym is a 25-year-old composer and a sound recordist living in Kyiv. Then he gets the chance to move to Canada -- provided he can record the voice of a very rare bird, which dwells only in the Transcarpathian mountains of Ukraine.

read moreread more


Nomadland

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
16:30 - 18:18 Trianon 1

When Fern -- a fantastic performance by Frances McDormand -- loses her job and possessions, she decides to embark on a journey through America as a contemporary nomad. Nomadland rightfully won the prestigious Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, the award for the best film.

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Mogul Mowgli

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
16:45 - 18:15 Kijkhuis 2

Zed (Riz Ahmed), a young British rapper, is about to start his first world tour. However, a crippling illness strikes him down, and he is forced to move back in with his family. He tries to find himself between an international music career and Pakistani family traditions.

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The Surrogate

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
17:45 - 19:18 Kijkhuis 1

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.

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Wendy

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
17:45 - 19:36 Trianon 2

Eight years after his prize-winning 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' wowed LIFF-audiences, Benh Zeitlin is back with this mesmerizing adaptation of Peter Pan. Wendy is a reimagining of the classic tale in a scrappy, breathtaking new setting.

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1982

cinemaYallah! Yallah! presents:
18:45 - 20:25 Trianon 3

During the 1982 invasion of Lebanon at a private school on the outskirts of Beirut, 11-year-old Wissam tries to tell a classmate about his crush on her, while his teachers on different sides of the political divide, try to mask their fears.

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My Salinger Year

cinemaPanorama
18:45 - 20:26 LIDO 1

Based on Joanna Rakoff’s coming-of-age memoir, My Salinger Year is transformed by newcomer Margaret Qualley and filmstar Sigourney Weaver into a wonderful portrait of the different generations and their ambitions – and the grande dame that is literature.

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Lapsis - ONLINE

OnlineAmerican Indie Competition
18:45 - 20:29 CAMERA ONLINE

Struggling to support himself and his ailing younger brother, delivery man Ray takes a strange job in a strange new realm of the gig economy. Well crafted and confidently shot, this smart satire mixes 'Sorry We Missed You' with 'Black Mirror'.

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A L'abordage! - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
19:00 - 20:35 LUXOR ONLINE

A hot summer evening in Paris. Félix runs into Alma, and the two spend a magical night together. The next day, Alma heads off to the south of France, and in an impulse, Félix decides to follow her. A romantic road trip follows, in which nothing goes according to plan.

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The Killing of Two Lovers

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
19:00 - 20:25 Kijkhuis 2

A marital separation pains David, the impulsive and jealous protagonist of Robert Machoian's stark, stripped-down, but empathetic indie drama. David and Nikki have decided to allow each other some space to contemplate their relationship, but David is willing to do anything to save his marriage.

read moreread more


Promising Young Woman

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
19:00 - 20:53 Trianon 1

A young woman (an amazing Carey Mulligan) haunted by a tragedy from her past takes revenge on the predatory men unlucky enough to cross her path. This very promising (no pun intended) debut by Emerald Fennell (producer and writer of Killing Eve) was one of the big hits at Sundance and will surely become a LIFF-favourite too!

read moreread more


Mogul Mowgli - ONLINE

OnlineFirst Feature Competition
19:15 - 20:45 REX ONLINE

Zed (Riz Ahmed), a young British rapper, is about to start his first world tour. However, a crippling illness strikes him down, and he is forced to move back in with his family. He tries to find himself between an international music career and Pakistani family traditions.

read moreread more


REMY. x The Red Turtle

cinema
19:15 - 20:45 Trianon 1

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Daniel

cinemaNordic Watching
20:00 - 22:18 Kijkhuis 1

The true, gripping, and sublimely acted story of Danish photographer Daniel Rye, who was kidnapped by ISIS in 2013, and his family’s efforts to get him released. This year’s rightful favourite at Film by the Sea.

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The Death Of Cinema And My Father Too - ONLINE

OnlineFirst Feature Competition
21:00 - 22:40 CAMERA ONLINE

A highly personal story of the director’s relationship with his father, their shared love of cinema, and his father’s illness. Rosenberg’s feature debut mixes fact, fiction, and autobiography as the film grapples with the big questions of life and death.

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I Care A Lot

cinemaPanorama
21:15 - 23:13 LIDO 1

Part cautionary exposé of all-too-real elder abuse rackets, part welcome excuse to pit Rosamund Pike and Peter Dinklage against each other in a game of uproarious reprisals, I Care A Lot barrels along a twisty trajectory rife with terribly dark, but darkly funny, behaviour.

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The Tunnel

cinemaNordic Watching
21:15 - 22:58 Trianon 2

When a truck crashes inside a tunnel, people on their way home for Christmas are brutally trapped in a deadly fire. With a blizzard raging outside, and the first responders struggling to get to the accident, it’s every man for himself.

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The Surrogate - ONLINE

OnlineAmerican Indie Competition
21:15 - 22:48 REX 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.

read moreread more


The Macaluso Sisters

cinemaPanorama
21:15 - 22:49 Kijkhuis 2

The Macaluso Sisters follows five Italian sisters through three different stages of their lives. Their happy childhood is disrupted when one of them suddenly dies. The relationship between the sisters builds on this incident as they try to live with this trauma.

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The Macaluso Sisters - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
21:15 - 22:49 LUXOR ONLINE

The Macaluso Sisters follows five Italian sisters through three different stages of their lives. Their happy childhood is disrupted when one of them suddenly dies. The relationship between the sisters builds on this incident as they try to live with this trauma.

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Archive

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
21:30 - 23:19 Trianon 3

2038: George Almore is working on a true human-equivalent AI. His latest prototype is almost ready. This sensitive phase is also the riskiest, especially as he has a goal that must be hidden at all costs: being reunited with his dead wife.

read moreread more


Effacer l'historique

cinemaBonkers!
21:45 - 23:35 Trianon 1

Cyberbullying, TV series addiction, telemarketers, blackmail over a sex tape… Neighbors Marie, Bertrand and Christine have had enough of modern-day technology. They join forces to declare war on the tech giants - seemingly impossible, but together they are strong...

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Monday 02 November

Daniel

cinemaNordic Watching
10:30 - 12:48 Kijkhuis 1

The true, gripping, and sublimely acted story of Danish photographer Daniel Rye, who was kidnapped by ISIS in 2013, and his family’s efforts to get him released. This year’s rightful favourite at Film by the Sea.

read moreread more


My Salinger Year

cinemaPanorama
10:30 - 12:11 Trianon 1

Based on Joanna Rakoff’s coming-of-age memoir, My Salinger Year is transformed by newcomer Margaret Qualley and filmstar Sigourney Weaver into a wonderful portrait of the different generations and their ambitions – and the grande dame that is literature.

read moreread more


Marygoround

cinemaBonkers!
10:45 - 12:05 Trianon 2

Dark comedy 'Marygoround' tells the story of Mary, a lonely woman who lives a simple life, free from sin, and is struggling with her menopause. But then her free-spirited cousin Helena arrives, and everything changes. Is Mary able to suppress her newfound lust for life?

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Police

cinemaPanorama
11:00 - 12:38 LIDO 1

Three officers are tasked with escorting an illegal immigrant to the airport, where he will be forced onto a plane and sent back to his homeland. But when they find out the truth, they have to make a difficult choice.

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Love Affair(s) - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
11:15 - 13:17 CAMERA ONLINE

In this beautiful yet unconventional romance, Daphne and Maxime must spend a couple of days together in the stunning French countryside despite not knowing each other. As they chat about their memories, the film tells an overarching story about the messiness of love.

read moreread more


De l'or pour les chiens - ONLINE

OnlineFirst Feature Competition
11:30 - 13:09 LUXOR ONLINE

Solitary teenager Esther (Tallulah Cassavetti) follows her summer love Jean to Paris, starting a journey in a big city where she knows no one. The provocative tale of a young woman lost in Paris represents a dazzling debut showcase for writer/director Anna Cazenave Cambet.

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Otac (Father)

cinemaPanorama
11:45 - 13:45 Kijkhuis 2

When a father (Goran Bogdan) is faced with the corrupt social services that want to take away his children, just because the family is poor, he sets out on foot across Serbia to appeal to the national ministry in Belgrade.

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Slalom

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
11:45 - 13:15 Trianon 3

The stunning wide shots of the vast and virgin Alps take Renier and newcomer Abita’s acting skills to new, dizzying heights in this haunting and topical debut about Lyz, the fifteen-year-old trying to escape from her ski coach.

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Asia - ONLINE

OnlineFirst Feature Competition
12:00 - 13:25 REX ONLINE

Asia is the single mother of 17-year-old Vika (Shira Haas, Unorthodox). But when Vika’s health starts deteriorating, Asia has to find her voice as a mother and embrace and cherish their time together in this award-winning drama.

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Los Lobos

cinemaPanorama
12:45 - 14:20 Trianon 2

When the mother of eight-year-old Max and his brother Leo is at work, their one-room flat changes into a mysterious place, where their biggest fantasies and adventures come to life. Los Lobos is brutally honest and yet poetic -- and full of hope.

read moreread more


Hope

cinemaNordic Watching
13:00 - 15:06 Trianon 1

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.

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The Innocence

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
13:30 - 15:02 Kijkhuis 1

15-year-old Lis enjoys her summer with her friends and her older boyfriend Nestor, whom she keeps a secret from her parents. When the summer ends with an unpleasant surprise, she realizes that she will have to confront her parents and herself.

read moreread more


Un Triomphe

cinemaPanorama
13:30 - 15:16 LIDO 1

Etienne, a not-so-successful but endearing actor, runs a theater workshop in a prison, where he brings together an unlikely troupe of prisoners to stage 'Waiting for Godot'. When he is allowed to take the convicts on a tour outside of prison, Etienne finally has the chance to thrive.

read moreread more


Holler

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
14:00 - 15:30 Trianon 3

Ruth (Jessica Barden) joins a scrap metal crew to try and pay her way through college. Against the bleak, snowed-in backdrop of a once thriving industrial town in Ohio, it soon turns out that the cost of an education for a girl like her might be more than she bargained for.

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Needle Park Baby - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
14:00 - 15:38 CAMERA ONLINE

Spring 1995. After Switzerland's largest public drug scene 'Platzspits' is closed down, 11-year-old Mia and her heroin-addicted mother Sandrine move to an idyllic town for a new beginning. 'Christiane F.' meets 'JoJo Rabbit' in this brutally honest portrait of addiction and motherly love.

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Rent-a-Pal - ONLINE

OnlineBonkers!
14:15 - 16:03 REX ONLINE

Seeking a partner through a video dating service, David discovers a strange VHS tape called Rent-A-Pal. Hosted by the charismatic Andy (Wil Wheaton), the tape offers him friendship. But Andy’s friendship comes at a cost, and David struggles to afford the price of admission.

read moreread more


La Última Primavera - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
14:15 - 15:32 LUXOR ONLINE

In La Cañada Real, a shanty town outside Madrid, tensions are running high between the officials and the inhabitants given that the land has been sold and the families must leave the homes they put up with their own hands.

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Give Me Liberty

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
14:30 - 16:20 Kijkhuis 2

In this warm comedy-drama, medical transport driver Vic is torn between his promise to get his elderly relatives to a funeral and his desire to help Tracy, a headstrong young woman in a wheelchair. During the ride, he encounters a wealth of amusing characters and situations.

read moreread more


Cartero

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
15:00 - 16:20 Trianon 2

Hernán (Tomás Raimondi), a young man full of hopes and dreams, gets a job at the Central Post Office. There, a colleague teaches him the code of conduct, but reality will force him to break the rules - for Yanina, the girl he loves.

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Cowboys

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
15:45 - 17:08 Kijkhuis 1

Troy (brilliantly portrayed by Steve Zahn) and his young transgender son Joe are on the run from Joe’s conservative mother Sally (Jillian Bell) in the Montana wilderness in this gripping family drama.

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Kom Hier Dat Ik U Kus

cinemaPanorama
16:00 - 17:40 Trianon 1

Mona is trying to find her way through a life that is characterized in large part by her mother’s early death. Griet Op de Beeck’s bestseller is translated into an impressive, reverberating character study of the sensitive Mona.

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Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

cinemaSpecials
16:00 - 17:57 LIDO 1

In this fantastic animated movie adventure, Miles Morales is a New York teen struggling with his own issues and, on top of that, being the new Spider-Man. In his journey, he meets several Spider-Men and -Women, who have to join forces to redeem all realities.

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Lapsis

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
16:15 - 17:59 Trianon 3

Struggling to support himself and his ailing younger brother, delivery man Ray takes a strange job in a strange new realm of the gig economy. Well crafted and confidently shot, this smart satire mixes 'Sorry We Missed You' with 'Black Mirror'.

read moreread more


My Thoughts Are Silent - ONLINE

OnlineFirst Feature Competition
16:30 - 18:14 CAMERA ONLINE

Vadym is a 25-year-old composer and a sound recordist living in Kyiv. Then he gets the chance to move to Canada -- provided he can record the voice of a very rare bird, which dwells only in the Transcarpathian mountains of Ukraine.

read moreread more


Pronck International Shorts 2 - ONLINE

OnlineShorts
16:45 - 17:53 LUXOR 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.

read moreread more


Onkel

cinemaNordic Watching
17:00 - 18:46 Kijkhuis 2

Kris, living with her uncle on a farm, is starting to second guess her current life. When she meets Mike, she realizes love has crossed her path. A life

read moreread more


Dating Amber - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
17:00 - 18:32 REX ONLINE

This tragicomical coming-of-age film is set in Ireland during the mid-90s. Teenagers Eddie and Amber fake a relationship in order to stop everyone speculating about their sexuality. However, their ‘ideal’ arrangement begins to fall apart, forcing both of them to rethink their lives.

read moreread more


Wendy

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
17:15 - 19:06 Trianon 2

Eight years after his prize-winning 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' wowed LIFF-audiences, Benh Zeitlin is back with this mesmerizing adaptation of Peter Pan. Wendy is a reimagining of the classic tale in a scrappy, breathtaking new setting.

read moreread more


Mogul Mowgli

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
18:30 - 20:00 Kijkhuis 1

Zed (Riz Ahmed), a young British rapper, is about to start his first world tour. However, a crippling illness strikes him down, and he is forced to move back in with his family. He tries to find himself between an international music career and Pakistani family traditions.

read moreread more


The Tunnel

cinemaNordic Watching
18:45 - 20:28 LIDO 1

When a truck crashes inside a tunnel, people on their way home for Christmas are brutally trapped in a deadly fire. With a blizzard raging outside, and the first responders struggling to get to the accident, it’s every man for himself.

read moreread more


Daniel - ONLINE

OnlineNordic Watching
18:45 - 21:03 CAMERA ONLINE

The true, gripping, and sublimely acted story of Danish photographer Daniel Rye, who was kidnapped by ISIS in 2013, and his family’s efforts to get him released. This year’s rightful favourite at Film by the Sea.

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The Killing of Two Lovers

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
18:45 - 20:10 Trianon 1

A marital separation pains David, the impulsive and jealous protagonist of Robert Machoian's stark, stripped-down, but empathetic indie drama. David and Nikki have decided to allow each other some space to contemplate their relationship, but David is willing to do anything to save his marriage.

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Son-Mother - ONLINE

OnlineFirst Feature Competition
19:00 - 20:42 REX 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.

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Pronck International Shorts 1

cinemaShorts
19:00 - 20:08 Trianon 3

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.

read moreread more


Shiva Baby - ONLINE

OnlineAmerican Indie Competition
19:15 - 20:32 LUXOR ONLINE

In this hilarious and uncomfortably real debut, we become acquainted with Danielle’s Jewish family for one very long day, during which she runs into her secret sugar daddy - as well as her way-too-successful ex-girlfriend after the funeral of a mutual friend.

read moreread more


The Macaluso Sisters

cinemaPanorama
19:30 - 21:04 Kijkhuis 2

The Macaluso Sisters follows five Italian sisters through three different stages of their lives. Their happy childhood is disrupted when one of them suddenly dies. The relationship between the sisters builds on this incident as they try to live with this trauma.

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Bonkers! Shorts

cinemaShorts
20:00 - 21:18 Trianon 2

Prepare for BONKERS! Shorts. Films that you can make no sense of, films that are completely BONKERS. They might be absurd, shocking, hilarious, or just simply make you ask: "what did I just watch?"

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The Death Of Cinema And My Father Too

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
20:45 - 22:25 Kijkhuis 1

A highly personal story of the director’s relationship with his father, their shared love of cinema, and his father’s illness. Rosenberg’s feature debut mixes fact, fiction, and autobiography as the film grapples with the big questions of life and death.

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Wildland

cinemaNordic Watching
21:00 - 22:29 Trianon 1

As Ida tries to get used to her new life with her estranged aunt's family she's confronted with lots of secrets and the same question her mother always asked her: how far will you go for your family?

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Dating Amber

cinemaPanorama
21:15 - 22:47 Trianon 3

This tragicomical coming-of-age film is set in Ireland during the mid-90s. Teenagers Eddie and Amber fake a relationship in order to stop everyone speculating about their sexuality. However, their ‘ideal’ arrangement begins to fall apart, forcing both of them to rethink their lives.

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Lola Vers La Mer - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
21:15 - 22:42 LUXOR ONLINE

When Lola, a young transgender woman, can finally get her operation, her mother – who financially supports her – dies. To fulfill her mother’s last wish, Lola and her father travel to the Belgian coast, despite all their differences. Their journey, however, will not turn out as they imagined it…

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1982 - ONLINE

OnlineYallah! Yallah! presents:
21:15 - 22:55 REX ONLINE

During the 1982 invasion of Lebanon at a private school on the outskirts of Beirut, 11-year-old Wissam tries to tell a classmate about his crush on her, while his teachers on different sides of the political divide, try to mask their fears.

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Holler - ONLINE

OnlineAmerican Indie Competition
21:30 - 23:00 CAMERA ONLINE

Ruth (Jessica Barden) joins a scrap metal crew to try and pay her way through college. Against the bleak, snowed-in backdrop of a once thriving industrial town in Ohio, it soon turns out that the cost of an education for a girl like her might be more than she bargained for.

read moreread more


Survival Skills

cinemaBonkers!
21:45 - 23:13 Trianon 2

In this VHS police training video from 1988, you are welcomed by Jim, a rookie cop whose steps are dictated by an omniscient Narrator. While Jim shows you the necessary training skills, things seem to be getting more and more out of hand. But it’s only a video… right?

read moreread more


The Voice of Love

cinemaBonkers!
21:45 - 23:53 LIDO 1

Comedian Valérie Lamercier is ‘Céline’, ehh Aline! This French-Canadian tribute to a certain world star and pop icon tells her entire story: about her humble childhood in Canada, Eurovision, 'Titanic', about her relationship with her manager, and how her heart did go on after that. Not the name, but this movie is however full of her songs!

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De l'or pour les chiens

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
21:45 - 23:24 Kijkhuis 2

Solitary teenager Esther (Tallulah Cassavetti) follows her summer love Jean to Paris, starting a journey in a big city where she knows no one. The provocative tale of a young woman lost in Paris represents a dazzling debut showcase for writer/director Anna Cazenave Cambet.

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Tuesday 03 November

Force of Habit

cinemaNordic Watching
10:15 - 11:30 Kijkhuis 2

Force of Habit follows different women in their confrontation with sexual harassment and power dynamics in their everyday lives. Written and directed by seven Finnish women in the wake of #metoo, this film is politically loaded as well as liberatingly humorous.

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My Thoughts Are Silent

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
10:15 - 11:59 Trianon 2

Vadym is a 25-year-old composer and a sound recordist living in Kyiv. Then he gets the chance to move to Canada -- provided he can record the voice of a very rare bird, which dwells only in the Transcarpathian mountains of Ukraine.

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Lola Vers La Mer

cinemaPanorama
11:00 - 12:27 Kijkhuis 1

When Lola, a young transgender woman, can finally get her operation, her mother – who financially supports her – dies. To fulfill her mother’s last wish, Lola and her father travel to the Belgian coast, despite all their differences. Their journey, however, will not turn out as they imagined it…

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My Salinger Year

cinemaPanorama
11:00 - 12:41 LIDO 1

Based on Joanna Rakoff’s coming-of-age memoir, My Salinger Year is transformed by newcomer Margaret Qualley and filmstar Sigourney Weaver into a wonderful portrait of the different generations and their ambitions – and the grande dame that is literature.

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Baghdad In My Shadow - ONLINE

OnlineYallah! Yallah! presents:
11:15 - 13:00 LUXOR ONLINE

'Baghdad in My Shadow' is a fictional thriller about a group of Iraqi immigrants living in London: Amal (Ghandour), a wife in hiding, Taufiq (Haitham Ali), an unsuccessful writer, and Muhannad, a gay IT specialist (Waseem Abbas). The three meet regularly in a local cafe, until the author's radical cousin attacks them and turns all lives upside down.

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Lapsis

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
11:15 - 12:59 Trianon 3

Struggling to support himself and his ailing younger brother, delivery man Ray takes a strange job in a strange new realm of the gig economy. Well crafted and confidently shot, this smart satire mixes 'Sorry We Missed You' with 'Black Mirror'.

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Cartero - ONLINE

OnlineFirst Feature Competition
11:30 - 12:50 REX ONLINE

Hernán (Tomás Raimondi), a young man full of hopes and dreams, gets a job at the Central Post Office. There, a colleague teaches him the code of conduct, but reality will force him to break the rules - for Yanina, the girl he loves.

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Kom Hier Dat Ik U Kus

cinemaPanorama
11:30 - 13:10 Trianon 1

Mona is trying to find her way through a life that is characterized in large part by her mother’s early death. Griet Op de Beeck’s bestseller is translated into an impressive, reverberating character study of the sensitive Mona.

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Force of Habit - ONLINE

OnlineNordic Watching
11:45 - 13:00 CAMERA ONLINE

Force of Habit follows different women in their confrontation with sexual harassment and power dynamics in their everyday lives. Written and directed by seven Finnish women in the wake of #metoo, this film is politically loaded as well as liberatingly humorous.

read moreread more


Otac (Father)

cinemaPanorama
12:15 - 14:15 Kijkhuis 2

When a father (Goran Bogdan) is faced with the corrupt social services that want to take away his children, just because the family is poor, he sets out on foot across Serbia to appeal to the national ministry in Belgrade.

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Rent-a-Pal

cinemaBonkers!
12:45 - 14:33 Trianon 2

Seeking a partner through a video dating service, David discovers a strange VHS tape called Rent-A-Pal. Hosted by the charismatic Andy (Wil Wheaton), the tape offers him friendship. But Andy’s friendship comes at a cost, and David struggles to afford the price of admission.

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La Dea Fortuna

cinemaPanorama
13:15 - 15:13 Kijkhuis 1

Alessandro and Arturo want to end their relationship after more than 15 years. However, their lives take an unexpected turn when a sick friend of theirs suddenly visits them, asking if they can temporarily take care of her two kids.

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Survival Skills - ONLINE

OnlineBonkers!
13:30 - 14:58 REX ONLINE

In this VHS police training video from 1988, you are welcomed by Jim, a rookie cop whose steps are dictated by an omniscient Narrator. While Jim shows you the necessary training skills, things seem to be getting more and more out of hand. But it’s only a video… right?

read moreread more


Las Niñas

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
13:45 - 15:22 Trianon 3

Celia’s life is strongly shaken up when new classmate Brisa arrives at her Catholic school. Together, the two teenagers rebel against the strict school management. Their small acts of resistance have big consequences: seeing Celia’s new-found courage, her mother can also no longer stay silent…

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Blackbird

cinemaPanorama
13:45 - 15:23 LIDO 1

A terminally ill mother (a sublime Susan Sarandon) invites her family to their country house for one final gathering, but tensions quickly boil over between her two daughters (Kate Winslet, Mia Wasikowska). Roger Michell ('Notting Hill') tackles heavy topics with humor, curiosity, and a tremendous sense of humanity.

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El Diesel - ONLINE

OnlineYallah! Yallah! presents:
13:45 - 15:15 CAMERA ONLINE

Prepare for truly authentic Egyptian cinema with El Diesel. Megastar Mohamed Ramadan is a stuntman looking for revenge in this blast of an action film and local box office hit. Maybe not for everyone, but certainly an experience!

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Slalom

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
14:00 - 15:30 Trianon 1

The stunning wide shots of the vast and virgin Alps take Renier and newcomer Abita’s acting skills to new, dizzying heights in this haunting and topical debut about Lyz, the fifteen-year-old trying to escape from her ski coach.

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Lola Vers La Mer - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
14:00 - 15:27 LUXOR ONLINE

When Lola, a young transgender woman, can finally get her operation, her mother – who financially supports her – dies. To fulfill her mother’s last wish, Lola and her father travel to the Belgian coast, despite all their differences. Their journey, however, will not turn out as they imagined it…

read moreread more


Los Lobos

cinemaPanorama
15:00 - 16:35 Trianon 2

When the mother of eight-year-old Max and his brother Leo is at work, their one-room flat changes into a mysterious place, where their biggest fantasies and adventures come to life. Los Lobos is brutally honest and yet poetic -- and full of hope.

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Si Le Vent Tombe

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
15:00 - 16:40 Kijkhuis 2

International auditor Alain is tasked to appraise the airport of a small, isolated republic in the Caucasus to greenlight its eventual reopening. Through Edgar, a local boy running a make-shift business in the airport, Alain will risk all to help this territory open up.

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Mogul Mowgli - ONLINE

OnlineFirst Feature Competition
16:00 - 17:30 REX ONLINE

Zed (Riz Ahmed), a young British rapper, is about to start his first world tour. However, a crippling illness strikes him down, and he is forced to move back in with his family. He tries to find himself between an international music career and Pakistani family traditions.

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Pronck International Shorts 2

cinemaShorts
16:00 - 17:08 Trianon 3

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.

read moreread more


Son-Mother

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
16:15 - 17:57 Trianon 1

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.

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The Tunnel

cinemaNordic Watching
16:15 - 17:58 LIDO 1

When a truck crashes inside a tunnel, people on their way home for Christmas are brutally trapped in a deadly fire. With a blizzard raging outside, and the first responders struggling to get to the accident, it’s every man for himself.

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The Surrogate - ONLINE

OnlineAmerican Indie Competition
16:15 - 17:48 CAMERA 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.

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Kuessipan

cinemaPanorama
16:15 - 18:12 Kijkhuis 1

In a Quebec Innu community, Mikuan and Shaniss struggle to maintain their close friendship when they clash over their increasing differences and diverging ambitions. Based on Naomi Fontaine's novel of the same name, 'Kuessipan' is a story about family, friendship and connection.

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The Macaluso Sisters - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
16:30 - 18:04 LUXOR ONLINE

The Macaluso Sisters follows five Italian sisters through three different stages of their lives. Their happy childhood is disrupted when one of them suddenly dies. The relationship between the sisters builds on this incident as they try to live with this trauma.

read moreread more


Shiva Baby

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
17:15 - 18:32 Trianon 2

In this hilarious and uncomfortably real debut, we become acquainted with Danielle’s Jewish family for one very long day, during which she runs into her secret sugar daddy - as well as her way-too-successful ex-girlfriend after the funeral of a mutual friend.

read moreread more


Love Affair(s)

cinemaPanorama
17:30 - 19:32 Kijkhuis 2

In this beautiful yet unconventional romance, Daphne and Maxime must spend a couple of days together in the stunning French countryside despite not knowing each other. As they chat about their memories, the film tells an overarching story about the messiness of love.

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Hope

cinemaNordic Watching
18:15 - 20:21 Trianon 3

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.

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Holler - ONLINE

OnlineAmerican Indie Competition
18:30 - 20:00 CAMERA ONLINE

Ruth (Jessica Barden) joins a scrap metal crew to try and pay her way through college. Against the bleak, snowed-in backdrop of a once thriving industrial town in Ohio, it soon turns out that the cost of an education for a girl like her might be more than she bargained for.

read moreread more


The Singing Club

cinemaPanorama
18:45 - 20:38 LIDO 1

A group of military wives starts a choir to cope with the absence of their husbands, who are fighting in Afghanistan to serve their country. The women are quickly noticed by the media and the choir is asked to sing on television. A special friendship develops between the women.

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Asia - ONLINE

OnlineFirst Feature Competition
18:45 - 20:10 REX ONLINE

Asia is the single mother of 17-year-old Vika (Shira Haas, Unorthodox). But when Vika’s health starts deteriorating, Asia has to find her voice as a mother and embrace and cherish their time together in this award-winning drama.

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Supernova

cinemaPanorama
18:45 - 20:18 Trianon 1

Sam (Firth) and Tusker (Tucci)'s relationship of 20 years is put to the test as they visit places from their past to help with Tusker early-onset dementia, and find out their future together is not so certain. Tender, heartbreaking, drama with explosive acting.

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Los Lobos - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
19:00 - 20:35 LUXOR ONLINE

When the mother of eight-year-old Max and his brother Leo is at work, their one-room flat changes into a mysterious place, where their biggest fantasies and adventures come to life. Los Lobos is brutally honest and yet poetic -- and full of hope.

read moreread more


Give Me Liberty

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
19:00 - 20:50 Kijkhuis 1

In this warm comedy-drama, medical transport driver Vic is torn between his promise to get his elderly relatives to a funeral and his desire to help Tracy, a headstrong young woman in a wheelchair. During the ride, he encounters a wealth of amusing characters and situations.

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Survival Skills

cinemaBonkers!
19:15 - 20:43 Trianon 2

In this VHS police training video from 1988, you are welcomed by Jim, a rookie cop whose steps are dictated by an omniscient Narrator. While Jim shows you the necessary training skills, things seem to be getting more and more out of hand. But it’s only a video… right?

read moreread more


1982

cinemaYallah! Yallah! presents:
20:30 - 22:10 Kijkhuis 2

During the 1982 invasion of Lebanon at a private school on the outskirts of Beirut, 11-year-old Wissam tries to tell a classmate about his crush on her, while his teachers on different sides of the political divide, try to mask their fears.

read moreread more


Rent-a-Pal - ONLINE

OnlineBonkers!
21:00 - 22:48 REX ONLINE

Seeking a partner through a video dating service, David discovers a strange VHS tape called Rent-A-Pal. Hosted by the charismatic Andy (Wil Wheaton), the tape offers him friendship. But Andy’s friendship comes at a cost, and David struggles to afford the price of admission.

read moreread more


Save Yourselves!

cinemaBonkers!
21:15 - 22:48 Trianon 1

A young Brooklyn couple (Sunita Mani, John Reynolds) heads to an upstate cabin to unplug from their phones and reconnect with each other. Blissfully unaware of their surroundings, they are left to their own devices as the planet falls under attack.

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Love Affair(s) - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
21:15 - 23:17 LUXOR ONLINE

In this beautiful yet unconventional romance, Daphne and Maxime must spend a couple of days together in the stunning French countryside despite not knowing each other. As they chat about their memories, the film tells an overarching story about the messiness of love.

read moreread more


The Climb

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
21:30 - 23:04 Trianon 3

Two lifelong pals (Michael Angelo Covino and Kyle Marvin) test the boundaries of their friendship when a woman comes between them. 'The Climb' uses the complicated bond between two friends to dissect male friendships in an engaging and often hilarious manner.

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Police

cinemaPanorama
21:30 - 23:08 LIDO 1

Three officers are tasked with escorting an illegal immigrant to the airport, where he will be forced onto a plane and sent back to his homeland. But when they find out the truth, they have to make a difficult choice.

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No Hard Feelings

cinemaSpecials
21:30 - 23:02 Kijkhuis 1

The young Iranian Parvis finds his way through multicultural Berlin. Exciting, critical, romantic. We present this beautiful debut film at LIFF together with our friends from the International Queer & Migrant Festival.

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Archive

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
21:45 - 23:34 Trianon 2

2038: George Almore is working on a true human-equivalent AI. His latest prototype is almost ready. This sensitive phase is also the riskiest, especially as he has a goal that must be hidden at all costs: being reunited with his dead wife.

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Wednesday 04 November

Onkel

cinemaNordic Watching
10:30 - 12:16 Kijkhuis 2

Kris, living with her uncle on a farm, is starting to second guess her current life. When she meets Mike, she realizes love has crossed her path. A life

read moreread more


Kom Hier Dat Ik U Kus

cinemaPanorama
10:30 - 12:10 Trianon 1

Mona is trying to find her way through a life that is characterized in large part by her mother’s early death. Griet Op de Beeck’s bestseller is translated into an impressive, reverberating character study of the sensitive Mona.

read moreread more


The Voice of Love

cinemaBonkers!
10:45 - 12:53 LIDO 1

Comedian Valérie Lamercier is ‘Céline’, ehh Aline! This French-Canadian tribute to a certain world star and pop icon tells her entire story: about her humble childhood in Canada, Eurovision, 'Titanic', about her relationship with her manager, and how her heart did go on after that. Not the name, but this movie is however full of her songs!

read moreread more


Survival Skills

cinemaBonkers!
11:00 - 12:28 Trianon 2

In this VHS police training video from 1988, you are welcomed by Jim, a rookie cop whose steps are dictated by an omniscient Narrator. While Jim shows you the necessary training skills, things seem to be getting more and more out of hand. But it’s only a video… right?

read moreread more


Pronck International Shorts 1 - ONLINE

OnlineShorts
11:00 - 12:08 LUXOR 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.

read moreread more


Force of Habit - ONLINE

OnlineNordic Watching
11:15 - 12:30 CAMERA ONLINE

Force of Habit follows different women in their confrontation with sexual harassment and power dynamics in their everyday lives. Written and directed by seven Finnish women in the wake of #metoo, this film is politically loaded as well as liberatingly humorous.

read moreread more


The Innocence - ONLINE

OnlineFirst Feature Competition
11:30 - 13:02 REX ONLINE

15-year-old Lis enjoys her summer with her friends and her older boyfriend Nestor, whom she keeps a secret from her parents. When the summer ends with an unpleasant surprise, she realizes that she will have to confront her parents and herself.

read moreread more


Lola Vers La Mer

cinemaPanorama
12:00 - 13:27 Kijkhuis 1

When Lola, a young transgender woman, can finally get her operation, her mother – who financially supports her – dies. To fulfill her mother’s last wish, Lola and her father travel to the Belgian coast, despite all their differences. Their journey, however, will not turn out as they imagined it…

read moreread more


Needle Park Baby

cinemaPanorama
12:00 - 13:38 Trianon 3

Spring 1995. After Switzerland's largest public drug scene 'Platzspits' is closed down, 11-year-old Mia and her heroin-addicted mother Sandrine move to an idyllic town for a new beginning. 'Christiane F.' meets 'JoJo Rabbit' in this brutally honest portrait of addiction and motherly love.

read moreread more


The Death Of Cinema And My Father Too

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
13:00 - 14:40 Trianon 1

A highly personal story of the director’s relationship with his father, their shared love of cinema, and his father’s illness. Rosenberg’s feature debut mixes fact, fiction, and autobiography as the film grapples with the big questions of life and death.

read moreread more


Wildland

cinemaNordic Watching
13:00 - 14:29 Kijkhuis 2

As Ida tries to get used to her new life with her estranged aunt's family she's confronted with lots of secrets and the same question her mother always asked her: how far will you go for your family?

read moreread more


Los Lobos

cinemaPanorama
13:30 - 15:05 Trianon 2

When the mother of eight-year-old Max and his brother Leo is at work, their one-room flat changes into a mysterious place, where their biggest fantasies and adventures come to life. Los Lobos is brutally honest and yet poetic -- and full of hope.

read moreread more


Son-Mother - ONLINE

OnlineFirst Feature Competition
13:30 - 15:12 CAMERA 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.

read moreread more


Onkel - ONLINE

OnlineNordic Watching
13:45 - 15:31 LUXOR ONLINE

Kris, living with her uncle on a farm, is starting to second guess her current life. When she meets Mike, she realizes love has crossed her path. A life

read moreread more


Calamity

cinemaPanorama
13:45 - 15:10 LIDO 1

'Calamity' tells, in beautiful animations, how the young Martha Jane Cannary grew into the legendary ‘Calamity’ Jane, one of the gunslinging heroes of the Wild West. The film rightly won the top prize at the Annecy animation festival.

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1982 - ONLINE

OnlineYallah! Yallah! presents:
14:00 - 15:40 REX ONLINE

During the 1982 invasion of Lebanon at a private school on the outskirts of Beirut, 11-year-old Wissam tries to tell a classmate about his crush on her, while his teachers on different sides of the political divide, try to mask their fears.

read moreread more


The Macaluso Sisters

cinemaPanorama
14:15 - 15:49 Kijkhuis 1

The Macaluso Sisters follows five Italian sisters through three different stages of their lives. Their happy childhood is disrupted when one of them suddenly dies. The relationship between the sisters builds on this incident as they try to live with this trauma.

read moreread more


The Innocence

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
14:30 - 16:02 Trianon 3

15-year-old Lis enjoys her summer with her friends and her older boyfriend Nestor, whom she keeps a secret from her parents. When the summer ends with an unpleasant surprise, she realizes that she will have to confront her parents and herself.

read moreread more


Las Niñas

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
15:30 - 17:07 Kijkhuis 2

Celia’s life is strongly shaken up when new classmate Brisa arrives at her Catholic school. Together, the two teenagers rebel against the strict school management. Their small acts of resistance have big consequences: seeing Celia’s new-found courage, her mother can also no longer stay silent…

read moreread more


The Surrogate

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
15:45 - 17:18 Trianon 2

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.

read moreread more


Wendy

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
16:00 - 17:51 LIDO 1

Eight years after his prize-winning 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' wowed LIFF-audiences, Benh Zeitlin is back with this mesmerizing adaptation of Peter Pan. Wendy is a reimagining of the classic tale in a scrappy, breathtaking new setting.

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Needle Park Baby - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
16:00 - 17:38 CAMERA ONLINE

Spring 1995. After Switzerland's largest public drug scene 'Platzspits' is closed down, 11-year-old Mia and her heroin-addicted mother Sandrine move to an idyllic town for a new beginning. 'Christiane F.' meets 'JoJo Rabbit' in this brutally honest portrait of addiction and motherly love.

read moreread more


There Is No Evil

cinemaPanorama
16:15 - 18:46 Trianon 1

The Iranian writer-director Mohammad Rasoulof won the prestigious Golden Bear in Berlin with his impressive film 'There is No Evil'. The film tells four unrelated stories about moral power, individual freedom, and taking responsibility for your own actions.

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Survival Skills - ONLINE

OnlineBonkers!
16:15 - 17:43 REX ONLINE

In this VHS police training video from 1988, you are welcomed by Jim, a rookie cop whose steps are dictated by an omniscient Narrator. While Jim shows you the necessary training skills, things seem to be getting more and more out of hand. But it’s only a video… right?

read moreread more


Effacer l'historique

cinemaBonkers!
16:30 - 18:20 Kijkhuis 1

Cyberbullying, TV series addiction, telemarketers, blackmail over a sex tape… Neighbors Marie, Bertrand and Christine have had enough of modern-day technology. They join forces to declare war on the tech giants - seemingly impossible, but together they are strong...

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A L'abordage! - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
16:30 - 18:05 LUXOR ONLINE

A hot summer evening in Paris. Félix runs into Alma, and the two spend a magical night together. The next day, Alma heads off to the south of France, and in an impulse, Félix decides to follow her. A romantic road trip follows, in which nothing goes according to plan.

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The Assistant

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
17:00 - 18:27 Trianon 3

On Jane’s first day of her new job as an assistant to a powerful executive at a large firm, she gets a growing, hard-to-put-into-words feeling that something is off. Julia Garner ('Ozark') is a powerhouse in this understated manifest against systematic oppression and workplace harassment.

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Si Le Vent Tombe

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
18:00 - 19:40 Kijkhuis 2

International auditor Alain is tasked to appraise the airport of a small, isolated republic in the Caucasus to greenlight its eventual reopening. Through Edgar, a local boy running a make-shift business in the airport, Alain will risk all to help this territory open up.

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Holler

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
18:15 - 19:45 Trianon 2

Ruth (Jessica Barden) joins a scrap metal crew to try and pay her way through college. Against the bleak, snowed-in backdrop of a once thriving industrial town in Ohio, it soon turns out that the cost of an education for a girl like her might be more than she bargained for.

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First Cow - ONLINE

OnlineAmerican Indie Competition
18:30 - 20:32 REX ONLINE

A subdued drama about Cookie and King-Lu, who meet as members of a group of trappers in 19th-century Oregon. A special friendship develops between the two, and together they start a successful business in stolen milk from an expensive dairy cow.

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Irresistible

cinemaPanorama
18:45 - 20:26 LIDO 1

Strategist Gary Zimmer decides to travel to the countryside to help candidate Jack Hastings become mayor. He hopes that this will lead the population to vote for a Democrat in the next elections. Once he arrives in the town of Deerlaken, he discovers the great cultural differences between the city and the countryside.

read moreread more


De l'or pour les chiens - ONLINE

OnlineFirst Feature Competition
18:45 - 20:24 CAMERA ONLINE

Solitary teenager Esther (Tallulah Cassavetti) follows her summer love Jean to Paris, starting a journey in a big city where she knows no one. The provocative tale of a young woman lost in Paris represents a dazzling debut showcase for writer/director Anna Cazenave Cambet.

read moreread more


First Cow

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
19:00 - 21:02 Kijkhuis 1

A subdued drama about Cookie and King-Lu, who meet as members of a group of trappers in 19th-century Oregon. A special friendship develops between the two, and together they start a successful business in stolen milk from an expensive dairy cow.

read moreread more


El Diesel - ONLINE

OnlineYallah! Yallah! presents:
19:00 - 20:30 LUXOR ONLINE

Prepare for truly authentic Egyptian cinema with El Diesel. Megastar Mohamed Ramadan is a stuntman looking for revenge in this blast of an action film and local box office hit. Maybe not for everyone, but certainly an experience!

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Bonkers! Shorts

cinemaShorts
19:15 - 20:33 Trianon 3

Prepare for BONKERS! Shorts. Films that you can make no sense of, films that are completely BONKERS. They might be absurd, shocking, hilarious, or just simply make you ask: "what did I just watch?"

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Supernova

cinemaPanorama
19:30 - 21:03 Trianon 1

Sam (Firth) and Tusker (Tucci)'s relationship of 20 years is put to the test as they visit places from their past to help with Tusker early-onset dementia, and find out their future together is not so certain. Tender, heartbreaking, drama with explosive acting.

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Filmquiz - ONLINE

cinemaSpecials
20:00 - 22:30 ONLINE EVENTS

Please note that this event is in Dutch. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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My Thoughts Are Silent

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
20:30 - 22:14 Trianon 2

Vadym is a 25-year-old composer and a sound recordist living in Kyiv. Then he gets the chance to move to Canada -- provided he can record the voice of a very rare bird, which dwells only in the Transcarpathian mountains of Ukraine.

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Total Recall

cinemaSpecials
20:45 - 22:38 Kijkhuis 2

Arnold Schwarzenegger is factory worker Douglas Quaid in this science fiction classic by Paul Verhoeven. After visiting Rekall - a company that offers fake memories to customers as a form of escapist entertainment - reality, dream, and fiction merge into an unrecognizable whole, both for Douglas and the viewer.

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The Death Of Cinema And My Father Too - ONLINE

OnlineFirst Feature Competition
21:00 - 22:40 CAMERA ONLINE

A highly personal story of the director’s relationship with his father, their shared love of cinema, and his father’s illness. Rosenberg’s feature debut mixes fact, fiction, and autobiography as the film grapples with the big questions of life and death.

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Hope

cinemaNordic Watching
21:15 - 23:21 LIDO 1

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.

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The Macaluso Sisters - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
21:15 - 22:49 LUXOR ONLINE

The Macaluso Sisters follows five Italian sisters through three different stages of their lives. Their happy childhood is disrupted when one of them suddenly dies. The relationship between the sisters builds on this incident as they try to live with this trauma.

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Asia

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
21:30 - 22:55 Trianon 3

Asia is the single mother of 17-year-old Vika (Shira Haas, Unorthodox). But when Vika’s health starts deteriorating, Asia has to find her voice as a mother and embrace and cherish their time together in this award-winning drama.

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La Dea Fortuna

cinemaPanorama
21:30 - 23:28 Kijkhuis 1

Alessandro and Arturo want to end their relationship after more than 15 years. However, their lives take an unexpected turn when a sick friend of theirs suddenly visits them, asking if they can temporarily take care of her two kids.

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Dating Amber - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
21:30 - 23:02 REX ONLINE

This tragicomical coming-of-age film is set in Ireland during the mid-90s. Teenagers Eddie and Amber fake a relationship in order to stop everyone speculating about their sexuality. However, their ‘ideal’ arrangement begins to fall apart, forcing both of them to rethink their lives.

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I Care A Lot

cinemaPanorama
21:45 - 23:43 Trianon 1

Part cautionary exposé of all-too-real elder abuse rackets, part welcome excuse to pit Rosamund Pike and Peter Dinklage against each other in a game of uproarious reprisals, I Care A Lot barrels along a twisty trajectory rife with terribly dark, but darkly funny, behaviour.

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Thursday 05 November

The Innocence

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
10:30 - 12:02 Kijkhuis 2

15-year-old Lis enjoys her summer with her friends and her older boyfriend Nestor, whom she keeps a secret from her parents. When the summer ends with an unpleasant surprise, she realizes that she will have to confront her parents and herself.

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La Última Primavera

cinemaPanorama
10:30 - 11:47 Trianon 3

In La Cañada Real, a shanty town outside Madrid, tensions are running high between the officials and the inhabitants given that the land has been sold and the families must leave the homes they put up with their own hands.

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Get The Hell Out

cinemaBonkers!
10:45 - 12:25 Trianon 2

A zombie outbreak horror-comedy against the backdrop of Taiwanese corrupt politics: it doesn’t get any more BONKERS! than this! After the president suddenly turns into a zombie, the parliament becomes a straight up bloodbath, where protagonists Hsiung and Wang have to fight to stay alive.

read moreread more


My Thoughts Are Silent - ONLINE

OnlineFirst Feature Competition
11:00 - 12:44 CAMERA ONLINE

Vadym is a 25-year-old composer and a sound recordist living in Kyiv. Then he gets the chance to move to Canada -- provided he can record the voice of a very rare bird, which dwells only in the Transcarpathian mountains of Ukraine.

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Kuessipan

cinemaPanorama
11:00 - 12:57 Kijkhuis 1

In a Quebec Innu community, Mikuan and Shaniss struggle to maintain their close friendship when they clash over their increasing differences and diverging ambitions. Based on Naomi Fontaine's novel of the same name, 'Kuessipan' is a story about family, friendship and connection.

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Hope

cinemaNordic Watching
11:15 - 13:21 Trianon 1

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.

read moreread more


Police

cinemaPanorama
11:15 - 12:53 LIDO 1

Three officers are tasked with escorting an illegal immigrant to the airport, where he will be forced onto a plane and sent back to his homeland. But when they find out the truth, they have to make a difficult choice.

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Cartero - ONLINE

OnlineFirst Feature Competition
11:30 - 12:50 REX ONLINE

Hernán (Tomás Raimondi), a young man full of hopes and dreams, gets a job at the Central Post Office. There, a colleague teaches him the code of conduct, but reality will force him to break the rules - for Yanina, the girl he loves.

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Pronck International Shorts 2 - ONLINE

OnlineShorts
11:30 - 12:38 LUXOR 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.

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Needle Park Baby

cinemaPanorama
12:15 - 13:53 Trianon 3

Spring 1995. After Switzerland's largest public drug scene 'Platzspits' is closed down, 11-year-old Mia and her heroin-addicted mother Sandrine move to an idyllic town for a new beginning. 'Christiane F.' meets 'JoJo Rabbit' in this brutally honest portrait of addiction and motherly love.

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The Macaluso Sisters

cinemaPanorama
12:45 - 14:19 Kijkhuis 2

The Macaluso Sisters follows five Italian sisters through three different stages of their lives. Their happy childhood is disrupted when one of them suddenly dies. The relationship between the sisters builds on this incident as they try to live with this trauma.

read moreread more


My Thoughts Are Silent

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
13:15 - 14:59 Trianon 2

Vadym is a 25-year-old composer and a sound recordist living in Kyiv. Then he gets the chance to move to Canada -- provided he can record the voice of a very rare bird, which dwells only in the Transcarpathian mountains of Ukraine.

read moreread more


Give Me Liberty

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
13:45 - 15:35 Kijkhuis 1

In this warm comedy-drama, medical transport driver Vic is torn between his promise to get his elderly relatives to a funeral and his desire to help Tracy, a headstrong young woman in a wheelchair. During the ride, he encounters a wealth of amusing characters and situations.

read moreread more


The Death Of Cinema And My Father Too - ONLINE

OnlineFirst Feature Competition
13:45 - 15:25 CAMERA ONLINE

A highly personal story of the director’s relationship with his father, their shared love of cinema, and his father’s illness. Rosenberg’s feature debut mixes fact, fiction, and autobiography as the film grapples with the big questions of life and death.

read moreread more


Los Lobos - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
14:00 - 15:35 LUXOR ONLINE

When the mother of eight-year-old Max and his brother Leo is at work, their one-room flat changes into a mysterious place, where their biggest fantasies and adventures come to life. Los Lobos is brutally honest and yet poetic -- and full of hope.

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Asia

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
14:00 - 15:25 Trianon 1

Asia is the single mother of 17-year-old Vika (Shira Haas, Unorthodox). But when Vika’s health starts deteriorating, Asia has to find her voice as a mother and embrace and cherish their time together in this award-winning drama.

read moreread more


Needle Park Baby - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
14:00 - 15:38 REX ONLINE

Spring 1995. After Switzerland's largest public drug scene 'Platzspits' is closed down, 11-year-old Mia and her heroin-addicted mother Sandrine move to an idyllic town for a new beginning. 'Christiane F.' meets 'JoJo Rabbit' in this brutally honest portrait of addiction and motherly love.

read moreread more


My Salinger Year

cinemaPanorama
14:00 - 15:41 LIDO 1

Based on Joanna Rakoff’s coming-of-age memoir, My Salinger Year is transformed by newcomer Margaret Qualley and filmstar Sigourney Weaver into a wonderful portrait of the different generations and their ambitions – and the grande dame that is literature.

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Pronck International Shorts 1

cinemaShorts
14:45 - 15:53 Trianon 3

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.

read moreread more


The Killing of Two Lovers

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
15:15 - 16:40 Kijkhuis 2

A marital separation pains David, the impulsive and jealous protagonist of Robert Machoian's stark, stripped-down, but empathetic indie drama. David and Nikki have decided to allow each other some space to contemplate their relationship, but David is willing to do anything to save his marriage.

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The Wolf of Snow Hollow

cinemaBonkers!
15:45 - 17:08 Trianon 2

Terror grips a small mountain town as bodies are discovered after each full moon. Losing sleep, raising a teenage daughter, and caring for his ailing father, officer Marshall struggles to remind himself there’s no such thing as werewolves.

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Dating Amber

cinemaPanorama
16:15 - 17:47 Trianon 1

This tragicomical coming-of-age film is set in Ireland during the mid-90s. Teenagers Eddie and Amber fake a relationship in order to stop everyone speculating about their sexuality. However, their ‘ideal’ arrangement begins to fall apart, forcing both of them to rethink their lives.

read moreread more


Son-Mother - ONLINE

OnlineFirst Feature Competition
16:15 - 17:57 REX 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.

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Archive

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
16:15 - 18:04 Kijkhuis 1

2038: George Almore is working on a true human-equivalent AI. His latest prototype is almost ready. This sensitive phase is also the riskiest, especially as he has a goal that must be hidden at all costs: being reunited with his dead wife.

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The Tunnel

cinemaNordic Watching
16:30 - 18:13 LIDO 1

When a truck crashes inside a tunnel, people on their way home for Christmas are brutally trapped in a deadly fire. With a blizzard raging outside, and the first responders struggling to get to the accident, it’s every man for himself.

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Lola Vers La Mer - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
16:30 - 17:57 CAMERA ONLINE

When Lola, a young transgender woman, can finally get her operation, her mother – who financially supports her – dies. To fulfill her mother’s last wish, Lola and her father travel to the Belgian coast, despite all their differences. Their journey, however, will not turn out as they imagined it…

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Shiva Baby - ONLINE

OnlineAmerican Indie Competition
16:45 - 18:02 LUXOR ONLINE

In this hilarious and uncomfortably real debut, we become acquainted with Danielle’s Jewish family for one very long day, during which she runs into her secret sugar daddy - as well as her way-too-successful ex-girlfriend after the funeral of a mutual friend.

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DNA

cinemaPanorama
17:00 - 18:30 Trianon 3

Neige was raised by her beloved grandfather, who offered protection from her toxic parents. His death will trigger a profound identity crisis for her as tensions between her family members escalate.

read moreread more


The Climb

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
17:45 - 19:19 Trianon 2

Two lifelong pals (Michael Angelo Covino and Kyle Marvin) test the boundaries of their friendship when a woman comes between them. 'The Climb' uses the complicated bond between two friends to dissect male friendships in an engaging and often hilarious manner.

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Force of Habit

cinemaNordic Watching
17:45 - 19:00 Kijkhuis 2

Force of Habit follows different women in their confrontation with sexual harassment and power dynamics in their everyday lives. Written and directed by seven Finnish women in the wake of #metoo, this film is politically loaded as well as liberatingly humorous.

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Idiot Prayer - Nick Cave Alone at Alexandra

cinemaSpecials
18:30 - 20:28 Trianon 1

Nick Cave and his piano, alone on an empty stage: that’s enough to fill a good 48 hours of entertainment. Sadly, this concert film is only 118 minutes long. Amazing visuals, amazing music, with cinematographer Robbie Ryan coming for his next Oscar nomination.

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Lola Vers La Mer

cinemaPanorama
18:45 - 20:12 Kijkhuis 1

When Lola, a young transgender woman, can finally get her operation, her mother – who financially supports her – dies. To fulfill her mother’s last wish, Lola and her father travel to the Belgian coast, despite all their differences. Their journey, however, will not turn out as they imagined it…

read moreread more


Yallah! Underground - ONLINE

OnlineYallah! Yallah! presents:
18:45 - 20:10 REX ONLINE

Female artists in Egypt, a persecuted Lebanese musician – the young artists in this documentary come from diverse backgrounds, but fight for the same goal: freedom. Yallah! Underground paints a convincing picture of a new generation of Arabs, challenging their reality with passion and perseverance.

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Irresistible

cinemaPanorama
19:00 - 20:41 LIDO 1

Strategist Gary Zimmer decides to travel to the countryside to help candidate Jack Hastings become mayor. He hopes that this will lead the population to vote for a Democrat in the next elections. Once he arrives in the town of Deerlaken, he discovers the great cultural differences between the city and the countryside.

read moreread more


The Innocence - ONLINE

OnlineFirst Feature Competition
19:00 - 20:32 LUXOR ONLINE

15-year-old Lis enjoys her summer with her friends and her older boyfriend Nestor, whom she keeps a secret from her parents. When the summer ends with an unpleasant surprise, she realizes that she will have to confront her parents and herself.

read moreread more


Slalom

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
19:15 - 20:45 Trianon 3

The stunning wide shots of the vast and virgin Alps take Renier and newcomer Abita’s acting skills to new, dizzying heights in this haunting and topical debut about Lyz, the fifteen-year-old trying to escape from her ski coach.

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The Surrogate - ONLINE

OnlineAmerican Indie Competition
19:15 - 20:48 CAMERA 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.

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A L'abordage!

cinemaPanorama
19:45 - 21:20 Kijkhuis 2

A hot summer evening in Paris. Félix runs into Alma, and the two spend a magical night together. The next day, Alma heads off to the south of France, and in an impulse, Félix decides to follow her. A romantic road trip follows, in which nothing goes according to plan.

read moreread more


Cartero

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
20:00 - 21:20 Trianon 2

Hernán (Tomás Raimondi), a young man full of hopes and dreams, gets a job at the Central Post Office. There, a colleague teaches him the code of conduct, but reality will force him to break the rules - for Yanina, the girl he loves.

read moreread more


There Is No Evil

cinemaPanorama
21:00 - 23:31 Kijkhuis 1

The Iranian writer-director Mohammad Rasoulof won the prestigious Golden Bear in Berlin with his impressive film 'There is No Evil'. The film tells four unrelated stories about moral power, individual freedom, and taking responsibility for your own actions.

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Onkel - ONLINE

OnlineNordic Watching
21:00 - 22:46 LUXOR ONLINE

Kris, living with her uncle on a farm, is starting to second guess her current life. When she meets Mike, she realizes love has crossed her path. A life

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Mogul Mowgli - ONLINE

OnlineFirst Feature Competition
21:00 - 22:30 REX ONLINE

Zed (Riz Ahmed), a young British rapper, is about to start his first world tour. However, a crippling illness strikes him down, and he is forced to move back in with his family. He tries to find himself between an international music career and Pakistani family traditions.

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Nomadland

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
21:15 - 23:03 Trianon 1

When Fern -- a fantastic performance by Frances McDormand -- loses her job and possessions, she decides to embark on a journey through America as a contemporary nomad. Nomadland rightfully won the prestigious Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, the award for the best film.

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Lapsis - ONLINE

OnlineAmerican Indie Competition
21:15 - 22:59 CAMERA ONLINE

Struggling to support himself and his ailing younger brother, delivery man Ray takes a strange job in a strange new realm of the gig economy. Well crafted and confidently shot, this smart satire mixes 'Sorry We Missed You' with 'Black Mirror'.

read moreread more


Cowboys

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
21:30 - 22:53 Trianon 3

Troy (brilliantly portrayed by Steve Zahn) and his young transgender son Joe are on the run from Joe’s conservative mother Sally (Jillian Bell) in the Montana wilderness in this gripping family drama.

read moreread more


The Voice of Love

cinemaBonkers!
21:30 - 23:38 LIDO 1

Comedian Valérie Lamercier is ‘Céline’, ehh Aline! This French-Canadian tribute to a certain world star and pop icon tells her entire story: about her humble childhood in Canada, Eurovision, 'Titanic', about her relationship with her manager, and how her heart did go on after that. Not the name, but this movie is however full of her songs!

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Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

cinemaSpecials
21:45 - 23:42 Trianon 2

In this fantastic animated movie adventure, Miles Morales is a New York teen struggling with his own issues and, on top of that, being the new Spider-Man. In his journey, he meets several Spider-Men and -Women, who have to join forces to redeem all realities.

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De l'or pour les chiens

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
21:45 - 23:24 Kijkhuis 2

Solitary teenager Esther (Tallulah Cassavetti) follows her summer love Jean to Paris, starting a journey in a big city where she knows no one. The provocative tale of a young woman lost in Paris represents a dazzling debut showcase for writer/director Anna Cazenave Cambet.

read moreread more


Friday 06 November

DNA

cinemaPanorama
10:30 - 12:00 Trianon 2

Neige was raised by her beloved grandfather, who offered protection from her toxic parents. His death will trigger a profound identity crisis for her as tensions between her family members escalate.

read moreread more


Give Me Liberty

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
10:45 - 12:35 Kijkhuis 2

In this warm comedy-drama, medical transport driver Vic is torn between his promise to get his elderly relatives to a funeral and his desire to help Tracy, a headstrong young woman in a wheelchair. During the ride, he encounters a wealth of amusing characters and situations.

read moreread more


The Assistant

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
10:45 - 12:12 Trianon 3

On Jane’s first day of her new job as an assistant to a powerful executive at a large firm, she gets a growing, hard-to-put-into-words feeling that something is off. Julia Garner ('Ozark') is a powerhouse in this understated manifest against systematic oppression and workplace harassment.

read moreread more


Un Triomphe

cinemaPanorama
11:00 - 12:46 LIDO 1

Etienne, a not-so-successful but endearing actor, runs a theater workshop in a prison, where he brings together an unlikely troupe of prisoners to stage 'Waiting for Godot'. When he is allowed to take the convicts on a tour outside of prison, Etienne finally has the chance to thrive.

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Baghdad In My Shadow - ONLINE

OnlineYallah! Yallah! presents:
11:15 - 13:00 REX ONLINE

'Baghdad in My Shadow' is a fictional thriller about a group of Iraqi immigrants living in London: Amal (Ghandour), a wife in hiding, Taufiq (Haitham Ali), an unsuccessful writer, and Muhannad, a gay IT specialist (Waseem Abbas). The three meet regularly in a local cafe, until the author's radical cousin attacks them and turns all lives upside down.

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Cartero - ONLINE

OnlineFirst Feature Competition
11:30 - 12:50 LUXOR ONLINE

Hernán (Tomás Raimondi), a young man full of hopes and dreams, gets a job at the Central Post Office. There, a colleague teaches him the code of conduct, but reality will force him to break the rules - for Yanina, the girl he loves.

read moreread more


Cowboys

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
11:45 - 13:08 Trianon 1

Troy (brilliantly portrayed by Steve Zahn) and his young transgender son Joe are on the run from Joe’s conservative mother Sally (Jillian Bell) in the Montana wilderness in this gripping family drama.

read moreread more


Holler - ONLINE

OnlineAmerican Indie Competition
11:45 - 13:15 CAMERA ONLINE

Ruth (Jessica Barden) joins a scrap metal crew to try and pay her way through college. Against the bleak, snowed-in backdrop of a once thriving industrial town in Ohio, it soon turns out that the cost of an education for a girl like her might be more than she bargained for.

read moreread more


A L'abordage!

cinemaPanorama
12:00 - 13:35 Kijkhuis 1

A hot summer evening in Paris. Félix runs into Alma, and the two spend a magical night together. The next day, Alma heads off to the south of France, and in an impulse, Félix decides to follow her. A romantic road trip follows, in which nothing goes according to plan.

read moreread more


My Thoughts Are Silent

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
12:45 - 14:29 Trianon 2

Vadym is a 25-year-old composer and a sound recordist living in Kyiv. Then he gets the chance to move to Canada -- provided he can record the voice of a very rare bird, which dwells only in the Transcarpathian mountains of Ukraine.

read moreread more


1982

cinemaYallah! Yallah! presents:
13:15 - 14:55 Kijkhuis 2

During the 1982 invasion of Lebanon at a private school on the outskirts of Beirut, 11-year-old Wissam tries to tell a classmate about his crush on her, while his teachers on different sides of the political divide, try to mask their fears.

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The Tunnel

cinemaNordic Watching
13:30 - 15:13 LIDO 1

When a truck crashes inside a tunnel, people on their way home for Christmas are brutally trapped in a deadly fire. With a blizzard raging outside, and the first responders struggling to get to the accident, it’s every man for himself.

read moreread more


Asia - ONLINE

OnlineFirst Feature Competition
13:30 - 14:55 REX ONLINE

Asia is the single mother of 17-year-old Vika (Shira Haas, Unorthodox). But when Vika’s health starts deteriorating, Asia has to find her voice as a mother and embrace and cherish their time together in this award-winning drama.

read moreread more


Lapsis - ONLINE

OnlineAmerican Indie Competition
13:45 - 15:29 CAMERA ONLINE

Struggling to support himself and his ailing younger brother, delivery man Ray takes a strange job in a strange new realm of the gig economy. Well crafted and confidently shot, this smart satire mixes 'Sorry We Missed You' with 'Black Mirror'.

read moreread more


First Cow

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
14:00 - 16:02 Trianon 1

A subdued drama about Cookie and King-Lu, who meet as members of a group of trappers in 19th-century Oregon. A special friendship develops between the two, and together they start a successful business in stolen milk from an expensive dairy cow.

read moreread more


Force of Habit - ONLINE

OnlineNordic Watching
14:00 - 15:15 LUXOR ONLINE

Force of Habit follows different women in their confrontation with sexual harassment and power dynamics in their everyday lives. Written and directed by seven Finnish women in the wake of #metoo, this film is politically loaded as well as liberatingly humorous.

read moreread more


Calamity

cinemaPanorama
14:15 - 15:40 Trianon 3

'Calamity' tells, in beautiful animations, how the young Martha Jane Cannary grew into the legendary ‘Calamity’ Jane, one of the gunslinging heroes of the Wild West. The film rightly won the top prize at the Annecy animation festival.

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La Dea Fortuna

cinemaPanorama
14:30 - 16:28 Kijkhuis 1

Alessandro and Arturo want to end their relationship after more than 15 years. However, their lives take an unexpected turn when a sick friend of theirs suddenly visits them, asking if they can temporarily take care of her two kids.

read moreread more


Get The Hell Out

cinemaBonkers!
15:30 - 17:10 Trianon 2

A zombie outbreak horror-comedy against the backdrop of Taiwanese corrupt politics: it doesn’t get any more BONKERS! than this! After the president suddenly turns into a zombie, the parliament becomes a straight up bloodbath, where protagonists Hsiung and Wang have to fight to stay alive.

read moreread more


Si Le Vent Tombe

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
15:45 - 17:25 Kijkhuis 2

International auditor Alain is tasked to appraise the airport of a small, isolated republic in the Caucasus to greenlight its eventual reopening. Through Edgar, a local boy running a make-shift business in the airport, Alain will risk all to help this territory open up.

read moreread more


Daniel - ONLINE

OnlineNordic Watching
15:45 - 18:03 REX ONLINE

The true, gripping, and sublimely acted story of Danish photographer Daniel Rye, who was kidnapped by ISIS in 2013, and his family’s efforts to get him released. This year’s rightful favourite at Film by the Sea.

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My Thoughts Are Silent - ONLINE

OnlineFirst Feature Competition
16:00 - 17:44 CAMERA ONLINE

Vadym is a 25-year-old composer and a sound recordist living in Kyiv. Then he gets the chance to move to Canada -- provided he can record the voice of a very rare bird, which dwells only in the Transcarpathian mountains of Ukraine.

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Let Him Go

cinemaPanorama
16:00 - 17:54 LIDO 1

This suspenseful thriller follows Kevin Costner as a retired sheriff and his wife (Diane Lane). After their son's tragic death, the couple sets out to find their grandson, who has fallen into the clutches of a dangerous criminal family.

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Lola Vers La Mer - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
16:15 - 17:42 LUXOR ONLINE

When Lola, a young transgender woman, can finally get her operation, her mother – who financially supports her – dies. To fulfill her mother’s last wish, Lola and her father travel to the Belgian coast, despite all their differences. Their journey, however, will not turn out as they imagined it…

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Kuessipan

cinemaPanorama
16:30 - 18:27 Trianon 3

In a Quebec Innu community, Mikuan and Shaniss struggle to maintain their close friendship when they clash over their increasing differences and diverging ambitions. Based on Naomi Fontaine's novel of the same name, 'Kuessipan' is a story about family, friendship and connection.

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I Care A Lot

cinemaPanorama
16:45 - 18:43 Trianon 1

Part cautionary exposé of all-too-real elder abuse rackets, part welcome excuse to pit Rosamund Pike and Peter Dinklage against each other in a game of uproarious reprisals, I Care A Lot barrels along a twisty trajectory rife with terribly dark, but darkly funny, behaviour.

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Las Niñas

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
17:15 - 18:52 Kijkhuis 1

Celia’s life is strongly shaken up when new classmate Brisa arrives at her Catholic school. Together, the two teenagers rebel against the strict school management. Their small acts of resistance have big consequences: seeing Celia’s new-found courage, her mother can also no longer stay silent…

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Needle Park Baby

cinemaPanorama
18:00 - 19:38 Trianon 2

Spring 1995. After Switzerland's largest public drug scene 'Platzspits' is closed down, 11-year-old Mia and her heroin-addicted mother Sandrine move to an idyllic town for a new beginning. 'Christiane F.' meets 'JoJo Rabbit' in this brutally honest portrait of addiction and motherly love.

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Otac (Father)

cinemaPanorama
18:15 - 20:15 Kijkhuis 2

When a father (Goran Bogdan) is faced with the corrupt social services that want to take away his children, just because the family is poor, he sets out on foot across Serbia to appeal to the national ministry in Belgrade.

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La Última Primavera - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
18:30 - 19:47 CAMERA ONLINE

In La Cañada Real, a shanty town outside Madrid, tensions are running high between the officials and the inhabitants given that the land has been sold and the families must leave the homes they put up with their own hands.

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Rent-a-Pal - ONLINE

OnlineBonkers!
18:45 - 20:33 REX ONLINE

Seeking a partner through a video dating service, David discovers a strange VHS tape called Rent-A-Pal. Hosted by the charismatic Andy (Wil Wheaton), the tape offers him friendship. But Andy’s friendship comes at a cost, and David struggles to afford the price of admission.

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The Voice of Love

cinemaBonkers!
18:45 - 20:53 LIDO 1

Comedian Valérie Lamercier is ‘Céline’, ehh Aline! This French-Canadian tribute to a certain world star and pop icon tells her entire story: about her humble childhood in Canada, Eurovision, 'Titanic', about her relationship with her manager, and how her heart did go on after that. Not the name, but this movie is however full of her songs!

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A L'abordage! - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
19:00 - 20:35 LUXOR ONLINE

A hot summer evening in Paris. Félix runs into Alma, and the two spend a magical night together. The next day, Alma heads off to the south of France, and in an impulse, Félix decides to follow her. A romantic road trip follows, in which nothing goes according to plan.

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The Wolf of Snow Hollow

cinemaBonkers!
19:15 - 20:38 Trianon 3

Terror grips a small mountain town as bodies are discovered after each full moon. Losing sleep, raising a teenage daughter, and caring for his ailing father, officer Marshall struggles to remind himself there’s no such thing as werewolves.

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Supernova

cinemaPanorama
19:30 - 21:03 Trianon 1

Sam (Firth) and Tusker (Tucci)'s relationship of 20 years is put to the test as they visit places from their past to help with Tusker early-onset dementia, and find out their future together is not so certain. Tender, heartbreaking, drama with explosive acting.

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The Killing of Two Lovers

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
19:45 - 21:10 Kijkhuis 1

A marital separation pains David, the impulsive and jealous protagonist of Robert Machoian's stark, stripped-down, but empathetic indie drama. David and Nikki have decided to allow each other some space to contemplate their relationship, but David is willing to do anything to save his marriage.

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Lapsis

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
20:30 - 22:14 Trianon 2

Struggling to support himself and his ailing younger brother, delivery man Ray takes a strange job in a strange new realm of the gig economy. Well crafted and confidently shot, this smart satire mixes 'Sorry We Missed You' with 'Black Mirror'.

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Lola Vers La Mer

cinemaPanorama
21:00 - 22:27 Kijkhuis 2

When Lola, a young transgender woman, can finally get her operation, her mother – who financially supports her – dies. To fulfill her mother’s last wish, Lola and her father travel to the Belgian coast, despite all their differences. Their journey, however, will not turn out as they imagined it…

read moreread more


Kuessipan - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
21:00 - 22:57 CAMERA ONLINE

In a Quebec Innu community, Mikuan and Shaniss struggle to maintain their close friendship when they clash over their increasing differences and diverging ambitions. Based on Naomi Fontaine's novel of the same name, 'Kuessipan' is a story about family, friendship and connection.

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First Cow - ONLINE

OnlineAmerican Indie Competition
21:15 - 23:17 REX ONLINE

A subdued drama about Cookie and King-Lu, who meet as members of a group of trappers in 19th-century Oregon. A special friendship develops between the two, and together they start a successful business in stolen milk from an expensive dairy cow.

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Mogul Mowgli

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
21:30 - 23:00 Trianon 3

Zed (Riz Ahmed), a young British rapper, is about to start his first world tour. However, a crippling illness strikes him down, and he is forced to move back in with his family. He tries to find himself between an international music career and Pakistani family traditions.

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Bonkers! Shorts - ONLINE

OnlineShorts
21:30 - 22:48 LUXOR ONLINE

Prepare for BONKERS! Shorts. Films that you can make no sense of, films that are completely BONKERS. They might be absurd, shocking, hilarious, or just simply make you ask: "what did I just watch?"

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Dating Amber

cinemaPanorama
21:45 - 23:17 LIDO 1

This tragicomical coming-of-age film is set in Ireland during the mid-90s. Teenagers Eddie and Amber fake a relationship in order to stop everyone speculating about their sexuality. However, their ‘ideal’ arrangement begins to fall apart, forcing both of them to rethink their lives.

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Wildland

cinemaNordic Watching
21:45 - 23:14 Kijkhuis 1

As Ida tries to get used to her new life with her estranged aunt's family she's confronted with lots of secrets and the same question her mother always asked her: how far will you go for your family?

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Promising Young Woman

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
21:45 - 23:38 Trianon 1

A young woman (an amazing Carey Mulligan) haunted by a tragedy from her past takes revenge on the predatory men unlucky enough to cross her path. This very promising (no pun intended) debut by Emerald Fennell (producer and writer of Killing Eve) was one of the big hits at Sundance and will surely become a LIFF-favourite too!

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Saturday 07 November

Wildland

cinemaNordic Watching
10:15 - 11:44 Kijkhuis 2

As Ida tries to get used to her new life with her estranged aunt's family she's confronted with lots of secrets and the same question her mother always asked her: how far will you go for your family?

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Holler

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
10:30 - 12:00 Trianon 2

Ruth (Jessica Barden) joins a scrap metal crew to try and pay her way through college. Against the bleak, snowed-in backdrop of a once thriving industrial town in Ohio, it soon turns out that the cost of an education for a girl like her might be more than she bargained for.

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Kuessipan

cinemaPanorama
10:30 - 12:27 Kijkhuis 1

In a Quebec Innu community, Mikuan and Shaniss struggle to maintain their close friendship when they clash over their increasing differences and diverging ambitions. Based on Naomi Fontaine's novel of the same name, 'Kuessipan' is a story about family, friendship and connection.

read moreread more


Let Him Go

cinemaPanorama
10:30 - 12:24 LIDO 1

This suspenseful thriller follows Kevin Costner as a retired sheriff and his wife (Diane Lane). After their son's tragic death, the couple sets out to find their grandson, who has fallen into the clutches of a dangerous criminal family.

read moreread more


Love Affair(s)

cinemaPanorama
11:00 - 13:02 Trianon 1

In this beautiful yet unconventional romance, Daphne and Maxime must spend a couple of days together in the stunning French countryside despite not knowing each other. As they chat about their memories, the film tells an overarching story about the messiness of love.

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Wendy

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
11:15 - 13:06 Trianon 3

Eight years after his prize-winning 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' wowed LIFF-audiences, Benh Zeitlin is back with this mesmerizing adaptation of Peter Pan. Wendy is a reimagining of the classic tale in a scrappy, breathtaking new setting.

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Los Lobos - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
11:30 - 13:05 LUXOR ONLINE

When the mother of eight-year-old Max and his brother Leo is at work, their one-room flat changes into a mysterious place, where their biggest fantasies and adventures come to life. Los Lobos is brutally honest and yet poetic -- and full of hope.

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Dating Amber - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
11:30 - 13:02 REX ONLINE

This tragicomical coming-of-age film is set in Ireland during the mid-90s. Teenagers Eddie and Amber fake a relationship in order to stop everyone speculating about their sexuality. However, their ‘ideal’ arrangement begins to fall apart, forcing both of them to rethink their lives.

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Tanna

cinemaSpecials
12:00 - 13:40 Volkenkunde

A beautifully shot Shakespearean drama, based on true events befalling one of the last tribes on the island Tanna. Two young members of the tribe are in love, but old traditions and strategies get in the way of their happiness. Will they choose for their fateful love, or the duties imposed upon them by their tribe?

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Effacer l'historique

cinemaBonkers!
12:15 - 14:05 Kijkhuis 2

Cyberbullying, TV series addiction, telemarketers, blackmail over a sex tape… Neighbors Marie, Bertrand and Christine have had enough of modern-day technology. They join forces to declare war on the tech giants - seemingly impossible, but together they are strong...

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The Surrogate

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
12:45 - 14:18 Trianon 2

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.

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Irresistible

cinemaPanorama
13:15 - 14:56 LIDO 1

Strategist Gary Zimmer decides to travel to the countryside to help candidate Jack Hastings become mayor. He hopes that this will lead the population to vote for a Democrat in the next elections. Once he arrives in the town of Deerlaken, he discovers the great cultural differences between the city and the countryside.

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Son-Mother

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
13:15 - 14:57 Kijkhuis 1

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.

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Love Affair(s) - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
13:30 - 15:32 CAMERA ONLINE

In this beautiful yet unconventional romance, Daphne and Maxime must spend a couple of days together in the stunning French countryside despite not knowing each other. As they chat about their memories, the film tells an overarching story about the messiness of love.

read moreread more


First Cow

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
13:45 - 15:47 Trianon 1

A subdued drama about Cookie and King-Lu, who meet as members of a group of trappers in 19th-century Oregon. A special friendship develops between the two, and together they start a successful business in stolen milk from an expensive dairy cow.

read moreread more


The Innocence - ONLINE

OnlineFirst Feature Competition
13:45 - 15:17 LUXOR ONLINE

15-year-old Lis enjoys her summer with her friends and her older boyfriend Nestor, whom she keeps a secret from her parents. When the summer ends with an unpleasant surprise, she realizes that she will have to confront her parents and herself.

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Lapsis - ONLINE

OnlineAmerican Indie Competition
13:45 - 15:29 REX ONLINE

Struggling to support himself and his ailing younger brother, delivery man Ray takes a strange job in a strange new realm of the gig economy. Well crafted and confidently shot, this smart satire mixes 'Sorry We Missed You' with 'Black Mirror'.

read moreread more


Dating Amber

cinemaPanorama
14:00 - 15:32 Trianon 3

This tragicomical coming-of-age film is set in Ireland during the mid-90s. Teenagers Eddie and Amber fake a relationship in order to stop everyone speculating about their sexuality. However, their ‘ideal’ arrangement begins to fall apart, forcing both of them to rethink their lives.

read moreread more


The Wolf of Snow Hollow

cinemaBonkers!
14:45 - 16:08 Trianon 2

Terror grips a small mountain town as bodies are discovered after each full moon. Losing sleep, raising a teenage daughter, and caring for his ailing father, officer Marshall struggles to remind himself there’s no such thing as werewolves.

read moreread more


Promising Young Woman

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
14:45 - 16:38 Kijkhuis 2

A young woman (an amazing Carey Mulligan) haunted by a tragedy from her past takes revenge on the predatory men unlucky enough to cross her path. This very promising (no pun intended) debut by Emerald Fennell (producer and writer of Killing Eve) was one of the big hits at Sundance and will surely become a LIFF-favourite too!

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Hunt For The Wilderpeople

cinemaSpecials
15:00 - 16:41 Volkenkunde

Orphan boy and ‘real bad egg’ Ricky and his foster uncle (Sam Neill) face the New Zealand wilderness to escape the evil authorities in this delicious, hilarious adventure by Jojo Rabbit director Taikia Waititi. Big winner of LIFF 2016.

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The Singing Club

cinemaPanorama
15:45 - 17:38 LIDO 1

A group of military wives starts a choir to cope with the absence of their husbands, who are fighting in Afghanistan to serve their country. The women are quickly noticed by the media and the choir is asked to sing on television. A special friendship develops between the women.

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The Death Of Cinema And My Father Too

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
15:45 - 17:25 Kijkhuis 1

A highly personal story of the director’s relationship with his father, their shared love of cinema, and his father’s illness. Rosenberg’s feature debut mixes fact, fiction, and autobiography as the film grapples with the big questions of life and death.

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The Innocence

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
16:00 - 17:32 Trianon 3

15-year-old Lis enjoys her summer with her friends and her older boyfriend Nestor, whom she keeps a secret from her parents. When the summer ends with an unpleasant surprise, she realizes that she will have to confront her parents and herself.

read moreread more


Kuessipan - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
16:15 - 18:12 CAMERA ONLINE

In a Quebec Innu community, Mikuan and Shaniss struggle to maintain their close friendship when they clash over their increasing differences and diverging ambitions. Based on Naomi Fontaine's novel of the same name, 'Kuessipan' is a story about family, friendship and connection.

read moreread more


Mogul Mowgli - ONLINE

OnlineFirst Feature Competition
16:30 - 18:00 REX ONLINE

Zed (Riz Ahmed), a young British rapper, is about to start his first world tour. However, a crippling illness strikes him down, and he is forced to move back in with his family. He tries to find himself between an international music career and Pakistani family traditions.

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Nomadland

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
16:30 - 18:18 Trianon 1

When Fern -- a fantastic performance by Frances McDormand -- loses her job and possessions, she decides to embark on a journey through America as a contemporary nomad. Nomadland rightfully won the prestigious Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, the award for the best film.

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De l'or pour les chiens - ONLINE

OnlineFirst Feature Competition
16:30 - 18:09 LUXOR ONLINE

Solitary teenager Esther (Tallulah Cassavetti) follows her summer love Jean to Paris, starting a journey in a big city where she knows no one. The provocative tale of a young woman lost in Paris represents a dazzling debut showcase for writer/director Anna Cazenave Cambet.

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Rent-a-Pal

cinemaBonkers!
17:00 - 18:48 Trianon 2

Seeking a partner through a video dating service, David discovers a strange VHS tape called Rent-A-Pal. Hosted by the charismatic Andy (Wil Wheaton), the tape offers him friendship. But Andy’s friendship comes at a cost, and David struggles to afford the price of admission.

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The Macaluso Sisters

cinemaPanorama
17:15 - 18:49 Kijkhuis 2

The Macaluso Sisters follows five Italian sisters through three different stages of their lives. Their happy childhood is disrupted when one of them suddenly dies. The relationship between the sisters builds on this incident as they try to live with this trauma.

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A L'abordage!

cinemaPanorama
18:15 - 19:50 Kijkhuis 1

A hot summer evening in Paris. Félix runs into Alma, and the two spend a magical night together. The next day, Alma heads off to the south of France, and in an impulse, Félix decides to follow her. A romantic road trip follows, in which nothing goes according to plan.

read moreread more


Lapsis

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
18:30 - 20:14 Trianon 3

Struggling to support himself and his ailing younger brother, delivery man Ray takes a strange job in a strange new realm of the gig economy. Well crafted and confidently shot, this smart satire mixes 'Sorry We Missed You' with 'Black Mirror'.

read moreread more


The Surrogate - ONLINE

OnlineAmerican Indie Competition
18:45 - 20:18 CAMERA 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.

read moreread more


Blackbird

cinemaPanorama
18:45 - 20:23 LIDO 1

A terminally ill mother (a sublime Susan Sarandon) invites her family to their country house for one final gathering, but tensions quickly boil over between her two daughters (Kate Winslet, Mia Wasikowska). Roger Michell ('Notting Hill') tackles heavy topics with humor, curiosity, and a tremendous sense of humanity.

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Save Yourselves!

cinemaBonkers!
19:00 - 20:33 Trianon 1

A young Brooklyn couple (Sunita Mani, John Reynolds) heads to an upstate cabin to unplug from their phones and reconnect with each other. Blissfully unaware of their surroundings, they are left to their own devices as the planet falls under attack.

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Lola Vers La Mer - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
19:00 - 20:27 LUXOR ONLINE

When Lola, a young transgender woman, can finally get her operation, her mother – who financially supports her – dies. To fulfill her mother’s last wish, Lola and her father travel to the Belgian coast, despite all their differences. Their journey, however, will not turn out as they imagined it…

read moreread more


Survival Skills - ONLINE

OnlineBonkers!
19:00 - 20:28 REX ONLINE

In this VHS police training video from 1988, you are welcomed by Jim, a rookie cop whose steps are dictated by an omniscient Narrator. While Jim shows you the necessary training skills, things seem to be getting more and more out of hand. But it’s only a video… right?

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Cowboys

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
19:30 - 20:53 Kijkhuis 2

Troy (brilliantly portrayed by Steve Zahn) and his young transgender son Joe are on the run from Joe’s conservative mother Sally (Jillian Bell) in the Montana wilderness in this gripping family drama.

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Force of Habit

cinemaNordic Watching
19:30 - 20:45 Trianon 2

Force of Habit follows different women in their confrontation with sexual harassment and power dynamics in their everyday lives. Written and directed by seven Finnish women in the wake of #metoo, this film is politically loaded as well as liberatingly humorous.

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Mogul Mowgli

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
20:30 - 22:00 Kijkhuis 1

Zed (Riz Ahmed), a young British rapper, is about to start his first world tour. However, a crippling illness strikes him down, and he is forced to move back in with his family. He tries to find himself between an international music career and Pakistani family traditions.

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LIFF Pronckstukken - Filmische Bierproeverij

cinemaSpecials
20:30 - 22:30 ONLINE EVENTS

Please note that this event is in Dutch. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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1982 - ONLINE

OnlineYallah! Yallah! presents:
21:00 - 22:40 REX ONLINE

During the 1982 invasion of Lebanon at a private school on the outskirts of Beirut, 11-year-old Wissam tries to tell a classmate about his crush on her, while his teachers on different sides of the political divide, try to mask their fears.

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I Care A Lot

cinemaPanorama
21:15 - 23:13 Trianon 1

Part cautionary exposé of all-too-real elder abuse rackets, part welcome excuse to pit Rosamund Pike and Peter Dinklage against each other in a game of uproarious reprisals, I Care A Lot barrels along a twisty trajectory rife with terribly dark, but darkly funny, behaviour.

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Shiva Baby - ONLINE

OnlineAmerican Indie Competition
21:15 - 22:32 LUXOR ONLINE

In this hilarious and uncomfortably real debut, we become acquainted with Danielle’s Jewish family for one very long day, during which she runs into her secret sugar daddy - as well as her way-too-successful ex-girlfriend after the funeral of a mutual friend.

read moreread more


Un Triomphe

cinemaPanorama
21:15 - 23:01 LIDO 1

Etienne, a not-so-successful but endearing actor, runs a theater workshop in a prison, where he brings together an unlikely troupe of prisoners to stage 'Waiting for Godot'. When he is allowed to take the convicts on a tour outside of prison, Etienne finally has the chance to thrive.

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Get The Hell Out - ONLINE

OnlineBonkers!
21:30 - 23:10 CAMERA ONLINE

A zombie outbreak horror-comedy against the backdrop of Taiwanese corrupt politics: it doesn’t get any more BONKERS! than this! After the president suddenly turns into a zombie, the parliament becomes a straight up bloodbath, where protagonists Hsiung and Wang have to fight to stay alive.

read moreread more


La Última Primavera

cinemaPanorama
21:30 - 22:47 Trianon 3

In La Cañada Real, a shanty town outside Madrid, tensions are running high between the officials and the inhabitants given that the land has been sold and the families must leave the homes they put up with their own hands.

read moreread more


Gaza Mon Amour

cinemaPanorama
21:45 - 23:12 Kijkhuis 2

Fisherman Issa is secretly in love with Siham. When he discovers an ancient phallic statue while fishing, Issa takes it home, feeling that this discovery will change his life forever… An evocative satire on love and desire, and an affirmation that life continues amidst the absurdity of living.

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The Wolf of Snow Hollow

cinemaBonkers!
21:45 - 23:08 Trianon 2

Terror grips a small mountain town as bodies are discovered after each full moon. Losing sleep, raising a teenage daughter, and caring for his ailing father, officer Marshall struggles to remind himself there’s no such thing as werewolves.

read moreread more


Sunday 08 November

Betuwe44

cinemaSpecials
10:00 - 10:13 Trianon 2

An unlikely moment of reconciliation between enemies at the front in the Betuwe in the war winter of 1944? This short film tells about the true but unknown meeting between an American and German lieutenant after the German patrol was ambushed.

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The Climb

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
10:15 - 11:49 Trianon 1

Two lifelong pals (Michael Angelo Covino and Kyle Marvin) test the boundaries of their friendship when a woman comes between them. 'The Climb' uses the complicated bond between two friends to dissect male friendships in an engaging and often hilarious manner.

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Las Niñas

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
10:30 - 12:07 Trianon 3

Celia’s life is strongly shaken up when new classmate Brisa arrives at her Catholic school. Together, the two teenagers rebel against the strict school management. Their small acts of resistance have big consequences: seeing Celia’s new-found courage, her mother can also no longer stay silent…

read moreread more


Maki'la

cinemaAfrica 2020
10:30 - 11:48 Kijkhuis 2

Maki is trying her best to survive in the mean streets of Kinshasa. She is ‘married’ to Mbingazor, leader of a gang of young sapeurs: a well-known subculture in Congo. But when her path crosses that of Acha, Maki decides to take care of the lost girl, and to continue their journey together.

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Get The Hell Out - ONLINE

OnlineBonkers!
11:00 - 12:40 CAMERA ONLINE

A zombie outbreak horror-comedy against the backdrop of Taiwanese corrupt politics: it doesn’t get any more BONKERS! than this! After the president suddenly turns into a zombie, the parliament becomes a straight up bloodbath, where protagonists Hsiung and Wang have to fight to stay alive.

read moreread more


Son-Mother - ONLINE

OnlineFirst Feature Competition
11:15 - 12:57 REX 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.

read moreread more


Calamity

cinemaPanorama
11:15 - 12:40 LIDO 1

'Calamity' tells, in beautiful animations, how the young Martha Jane Cannary grew into the legendary ‘Calamity’ Jane, one of the gunslinging heroes of the Wild West. The film rightly won the top prize at the Annecy animation festival.

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Nafi's Father

cinemaAfrica 2020
11:15 - 13:02 Kijkhuis 1

Two brothers – one an imam, the other a prospective mayor in a small town in Senegal – argue over their children’s marriage. Meanwhile, the town gradually slips into religious extremism. Baamum Nafi won both the award for best film and the Golden Leopard for contemporary film-makers at the Locarno Festival.

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Shiva Baby - ONLINE

OnlineAmerican Indie Competition
11:30 - 12:47 LUXOR ONLINE

In this hilarious and uncomfortably real debut, we become acquainted with Danielle’s Jewish family for one very long day, during which she runs into her secret sugar daddy - as well as her way-too-successful ex-girlfriend after the funeral of a mutual friend.

read moreread more


DNA

cinemaPanorama
11:45 - 13:15 Trianon 2

Neige was raised by her beloved grandfather, who offered protection from her toxic parents. His death will trigger a profound identity crisis for her as tensions between her family members escalate.

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Vaiana

cinemaSpecials
12:00 - 13:47 Volkenkunde

Vaiana lives on a Polynesian island and is the daughter of a chief. When her people are in danger, she embarks on an exciting adventure to find the demigod Maui and save her people from destruction.

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Idiot Prayer - Nick Cave Alone at Alexandra

cinemaSpecials
12:30 - 14:28 Trianon 1

Nick Cave and his piano, alone on an empty stage: that’s enough to fill a good 48 hours of entertainment. Sadly, this concert film is only 118 minutes long. Amazing visuals, amazing music, with cinematographer Robbie Ryan coming for his next Oscar nomination.

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Frontières

cinemaAfrica 2020
12:30 - 14:00 Kijkhuis 2

Senegalese businesswoman Adjara develops a friendship with three other women from different countries during a bus journey. It takes them from Dakar, via Mali, Burkina Faso and Benin to Lagos (Nigeria). Along the way, the women are confronted with all kinds of dangers and obstacles.

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Blackbird

cinemaPanorama
13:30 - 15:08 LIDO 1

A terminally ill mother (a sublime Susan Sarandon) invites her family to their country house for one final gathering, but tensions quickly boil over between her two daughters (Kate Winslet, Mia Wasikowska). Roger Michell ('Notting Hill') tackles heavy topics with humor, curiosity, and a tremendous sense of humanity.

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Kuessipan - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
13:30 - 15:27 REX ONLINE

In a Quebec Innu community, Mikuan and Shaniss struggle to maintain their close friendship when they clash over their increasing differences and diverging ambitions. Based on Naomi Fontaine's novel of the same name, 'Kuessipan' is a story about family, friendship and connection.

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Eyimofe

cinemaAfrica 2020
13:45 - 15:41 Kijkhuis 1

Set in Lagos, Nigeria, Eyimofe (This is My Desire) follows the stories of Mofe, a factory technician, and Rosa, a hairdresser, on their quest for a better life on foreign shores. Tragedy and fate intervene as two people try to better the lives of their families.

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La Última Primavera - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
13:45 - 15:02 CAMERA ONLINE

In La Cañada Real, a shanty town outside Madrid, tensions are running high between the officials and the inhabitants given that the land has been sold and the families must leave the homes they put up with their own hands.

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Onkel - ONLINE

OnlineNordic Watching
14:00 - 15:46 LUXOR ONLINE

Kris, living with her uncle on a farm, is starting to second guess her current life. When she meets Mike, she realizes love has crossed her path. A life

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The Wolf of Snow Hollow

cinemaBonkers!
14:00 - 15:23 Trianon 2

Terror grips a small mountain town as bodies are discovered after each full moon. Losing sleep, raising a teenage daughter, and caring for his ailing father, officer Marshall struggles to remind himself there’s no such thing as werewolves.

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Daniel

cinemaNordic Watching
14:45 - 17:03 Kijkhuis 2

The true, gripping, and sublimely acted story of Danish photographer Daniel Rye, who was kidnapped by ISIS in 2013, and his family’s efforts to get him released. This year’s rightful favourite at Film by the Sea.

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The Assistant

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
15:00 - 16:27 Trianon 3

On Jane’s first day of her new job as an assistant to a powerful executive at a large firm, she gets a growing, hard-to-put-into-words feeling that something is off. Julia Garner ('Ozark') is a powerhouse in this understated manifest against systematic oppression and workplace harassment.

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Next Goal Wins

cinemaSpecials
15:00 - 16:37 Volkenkunde

The story of the American Samoan national football team, the weakest football team in the world, who Amsterdam native coach Thomas Rongen helped to qualify for the World Cup. Selected in cooperation with Museum Volkenkunde, as part of their exhibition A Sea Of Islands.

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There Is No Evil

cinemaPanorama
15:15 - 17:46 Trianon 1

The Iranian writer-director Mohammad Rasoulof won the prestigious Golden Bear in Berlin with his impressive film 'There is No Evil'. The film tells four unrelated stories about moral power, individual freedom, and taking responsibility for your own actions.

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Promising Young Woman

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
16:00 - 17:53 LIDO 1

A young woman (an amazing Carey Mulligan) haunted by a tragedy from her past takes revenge on the predatory men unlucky enough to cross her path. This very promising (no pun intended) debut by Emerald Fennell (producer and writer of Killing Eve) was one of the big hits at Sundance and will surely become a LIFF-favourite too!

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First Cow - ONLINE

OnlineAmerican Indie Competition
16:15 - 18:17 LUXOR ONLINE

A subdued drama about Cookie and King-Lu, who meet as members of a group of trappers in 19th-century Oregon. A special friendship develops between the two, and together they start a successful business in stolen milk from an expensive dairy cow.

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Rent-a-Pal - ONLINE

OnlineBonkers!
16:15 - 18:03 REX ONLINE

Seeking a partner through a video dating service, David discovers a strange VHS tape called Rent-A-Pal. Hosted by the charismatic Andy (Wil Wheaton), the tape offers him friendship. But Andy’s friendship comes at a cost, and David struggles to afford the price of admission.

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De l'or pour les chiens

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
16:15 - 17:54 Trianon 2

Solitary teenager Esther (Tallulah Cassavetti) follows her summer love Jean to Paris, starting a journey in a big city where she knows no one. The provocative tale of a young woman lost in Paris represents a dazzling debut showcase for writer/director Anna Cazenave Cambet.

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Archive

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
16:30 - 18:19 Kijkhuis 1

2038: George Almore is working on a true human-equivalent AI. His latest prototype is almost ready. This sensitive phase is also the riskiest, especially as he has a goal that must be hidden at all costs: being reunited with his dead wife.

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The Death Of Cinema And My Father Too - ONLINE

OnlineFirst Feature Competition
16:30 - 18:10 CAMERA ONLINE

A highly personal story of the director’s relationship with his father, their shared love of cinema, and his father’s illness. Rosenberg’s feature debut mixes fact, fiction, and autobiography as the film grapples with the big questions of life and death.

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Los Lobos

cinemaPanorama
17:15 - 18:50 Trianon 3

When the mother of eight-year-old Max and his brother Leo is at work, their one-room flat changes into a mysterious place, where their biggest fantasies and adventures come to life. Los Lobos is brutally honest and yet poetic -- and full of hope.

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Un Triomphe

cinemaPanorama
17:45 - 19:31 Kijkhuis 2

Etienne, a not-so-successful but endearing actor, runs a theater workshop in a prison, where he brings together an unlikely troupe of prisoners to stage 'Waiting for Godot'. When he is allowed to take the convicts on a tour outside of prison, Etienne finally has the chance to thrive.

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The Singing Club

cinemaPanorama
18:45 - 20:38 LIDO 1

A group of military wives starts a choir to cope with the absence of their husbands, who are fighting in Afghanistan to serve their country. The women are quickly noticed by the media and the choir is asked to sing on television. A special friendship develops between the women.

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Asia - ONLINE

OnlineFirst Feature Competition
18:45 - 20:10 REX ONLINE

Asia is the single mother of 17-year-old Vika (Shira Haas, Unorthodox). But when Vika’s health starts deteriorating, Asia has to find her voice as a mother and embrace and cherish their time together in this award-winning drama.

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Kom Hier Dat Ik U Kus

cinemaPanorama
18:45 - 20:25 Trianon 1

Mona is trying to find her way through a life that is characterized in large part by her mother’s early death. Griet Op de Beeck’s bestseller is translated into an impressive, reverberating character study of the sensitive Mona.

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El Diesel - ONLINE

OnlineYallah! Yallah! presents:
18:45 - 20:15 LUXOR ONLINE

Prepare for truly authentic Egyptian cinema with El Diesel. Megastar Mohamed Ramadan is a stuntman looking for revenge in this blast of an action film and local box office hit. Maybe not for everyone, but certainly an experience!

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Shiva Baby

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
19:00 - 20:17 Trianon 2

In this hilarious and uncomfortably real debut, we become acquainted with Danielle’s Jewish family for one very long day, during which she runs into her secret sugar daddy - as well as her way-too-successful ex-girlfriend after the funeral of a mutual friend.

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Holler - ONLINE

OnlineAmerican Indie Competition
19:00 - 20:30 CAMERA ONLINE

Ruth (Jessica Barden) joins a scrap metal crew to try and pay her way through college. Against the bleak, snowed-in backdrop of a once thriving industrial town in Ohio, it soon turns out that the cost of an education for a girl like her might be more than she bargained for.

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Gaza Mon Amour

cinemaPanorama
19:00 - 20:27 Kijkhuis 1

Fisherman Issa is secretly in love with Siham. When he discovers an ancient phallic statue while fishing, Issa takes it home, feeling that this discovery will change his life forever… An evocative satire on love and desire, and an affirmation that life continues amidst the absurdity of living.

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Marygoround

cinemaBonkers!
19:30 - 20:50 Trianon 3

Dark comedy 'Marygoround' tells the story of Mary, a lonely woman who lives a simple life, free from sin, and is struggling with her menopause. But then her free-spirited cousin Helena arrives, and everything changes. Is Mary able to suppress her newfound lust for life?

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Son-Mother

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
20:15 - 21:57 Kijkhuis 2

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.

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Baghdad In My Shadow - ONLINE

OnlineYallah! Yallah! presents:
21:00 - 22:45 LUXOR ONLINE

'Baghdad in My Shadow' is a fictional thriller about a group of Iraqi immigrants living in London: Amal (Ghandour), a wife in hiding, Taufiq (Haitham Ali), an unsuccessful writer, and Muhannad, a gay IT specialist (Waseem Abbas). The three meet regularly in a local cafe, until the author's radical cousin attacks them and turns all lives upside down.

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Dating Amber - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
21:00 - 22:32 REX ONLINE

This tragicomical coming-of-age film is set in Ireland during the mid-90s. Teenagers Eddie and Amber fake a relationship in order to stop everyone speculating about their sexuality. However, their ‘ideal’ arrangement begins to fall apart, forcing both of them to rethink their lives.

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Effacer l'historique

cinemaBonkers!
21:15 - 23:05 Kijkhuis 1

Cyberbullying, TV series addiction, telemarketers, blackmail over a sex tape… Neighbors Marie, Bertrand and Christine have had enough of modern-day technology. They join forces to declare war on the tech giants - seemingly impossible, but together they are strong...

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Jochem Myjer - Nog Eentje Dan

cinemaSpecials
21:15 - 22:10 Trianon 1

After eleven days filled with films from all over the world, it feels more than appropriate in this crazy year to close the festival on a ‘local note’ with this poignant documentary about Leiden legend Jochem Myjer.

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Eyimofe - ONLINE

OnlineAfrica 2020
21:15 - 23:11 CAMERA ONLINE

Set in Lagos, Nigeria, Eyimofe (This is My Desire) follows the stories of Mofe, a factory technician, and Rosa, a hairdresser, on their quest for a better life on foreign shores. Tragedy and fate intervene as two people try to better the lives of their families.

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Let Him Go

cinemaPanorama
21:30 - 23:24 LIDO 1

This suspenseful thriller follows Kevin Costner as a retired sheriff and his wife (Diane Lane). After their son's tragic death, the couple sets out to find their grandson, who has fallen into the clutches of a dangerous criminal family.

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Jochem Myjer - Nog Eentje Dan

cinemaSpecials
21:30 - 22:25 Trianon 2

After eleven days filled with films from all over the world, it feels more than appropriate in this crazy year to close the festival on a ‘local note’ with this poignant documentary about Leiden legend Jochem Myjer.

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Jochem Myjer - Nog Eentje Dan

cinemaSpecials
21:45 - 22:40 Trianon 3

After eleven days filled with films from all over the world, it feels more than appropriate in this crazy year to close the festival on a ‘local note’ with this poignant documentary about Leiden legend Jochem Myjer.

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