Friday 01 November

Amazing Grace

Panorama

19:00 - 20:29 Kijkhuis 2

In 1972, Aretha Franklin recorded Amazing Grace, the most successful gospel album of all time, at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles. The film recordings of these legendary evenings where never before shown to the public – until now!

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The Farewell

American Indie Competition

19:00 - 20:40 Trianon 1

After learning their beloved matriarch has terminal lung cancer, her family opts not to tell her about the diagnosis, instead scheduling an impromptu wedding/reunion back in China. Based on an actual lie, this heartfelt story of family and togetherness was one of the highlights of the prestigious Sundance Festival.

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Vivarium

Bonkers!

19:00 - 20:37 Trianon 3

A young woman and her fiancé (Jesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots) are in search of the perfect starter home. After following a mysterious real estate agent to a new housing development, the couple finds themselves trapped in a maze of identical houses and forced to raise an otherworldly child in this surreal fable.

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The Mustang

First Feature Competition

19:15 - 20:51 Kijkhuis 1

Irresistible, this story about a convict with a violent past who is offered the chance to participate in a new rehabilitation program, where prisoners help tame wild horses. With Matthias Schoenaerts, directed by newcomer Laure de Clermont Tonerre.

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Life of Brian

Specials

19:30 - 21:19 RMO

Monty Python’s comedy classic is now 50 years old. That, of course, is cause for celebration! Therefore we are organizing a special screening in the National Museum of Antiquities. No matter how many times you have seen the film, you have never seen it like this!

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Leiden Soul Night

Specials

20:00 - 01:00 Scheltema

Sold out! Leiden Soul Night at Scheltema.

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The Friend

American Indie Competition

21:15 - 23:19 Kijkhuis 2

Jason Segel, Dakota Johnson and Casey Affleck star in this intensely moving and beautifully mounted drama, telling the story of how a friend saved a family after their young mother's diagnosis with terminal cancer.

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J'ai Perdu Mon Corps

First Feature Competition

21:15 - 22:36 Trianon 2

A cut-off hand escapes from a dissection lab with one goal in mind: to get back to its body. As it scrambles through the pitfalls of Paris, it remembers its life with the young man it was once attached to… until he met Gabrielle.

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The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil

Bonkers!

21:15 - 23:04 Trianon 3

This action thriller from South-Korea is the most bad-ass film to play at LIFF this year. Sylvester Stallone agrees, because he is going to do a remake. It will be hard to top this original that has already screened at Cannes.

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The Peanut Butter Falcon

American Indie Competition

21:30 - 23:07 Trianon 1

After running away from a residential nursing home to pursue his dream of becoming a pro wrestler, a man who has Down syndrome befriends an outlaw (Shia LaBeouf), who becomes his coach and ally in this lovely feel-good adventure.

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Blade Runner

Specials

21:30 - 23:27 Kijkhuis 1

Our 2019 may look a bit dystopian, but it's nothing compared to the 2019 envisioned by Ridley Scott in his iconic Blade Runner. The film is set in November 2019, so we had to pay tribute to this amazing film, which features one of the best performances of ‘our’ Rutger Hauer.

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