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 IS 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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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De l'or pour les chiens - ONLINE

OnlineFirst Feature Competition
16:00 - 17:39 REX 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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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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 IS 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.

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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.

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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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