In de First Feature Competition presenteren wij 12 internationale filmmakers en hun eerste lange speelfilm. Ontdek je toekomstige favoriete filmmaker nu, op het Leiden International Film Festival.

Sunday 03 November

Bellbird

First Feature Competition

11:30 - 13:05 Trianon 3

This quietly powerful feature debut, told with warm humor, takes us into the heart of a small rural town in New Zealand, where a community comes together after a tragic death.

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The Kill Team

First Feature Competition

13:30 - 15:07 Trianon 2

When Andrew, a young American soldier, witnesses his fellow recruits murdering innocent Afghan citizens, he knows he should tell his superiors. But what if this makes him the next target? Dan Krauss adapts his 2013 documentary of the same name into a fascinating and confronting war movie.

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Sometimes Always Never

First Feature Competition

15:30 - 17:01 Trianon 2

His son is missing, his family is lost, but his dress sense is immaculate! With a visual style and deadpan humor reminiscent of Wes Anderson and a career-best performance by Bill Nighy as a melancholic scrabble enthusiast, Sometimes, Always, Never is a winning combination. Triple word score!

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J'ai Perdu Mon Corps

First Feature Competition

19:00 - 20:21 Kijkhuis 1

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 Mustang

First Feature Competition

21:30 - 23:06 Kijkhuis 2

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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