Monday 04 November

Monstri

First Feature Competition

11:30 - 13:26 Trianon 2

Divided into three chapters, Monstri tells the story of a married couple by following them for 24 hours. This layered drama is both a personal story about a complex relationship and a critical look at the expectations placed on people within contemporary Romanian society.

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Luce

American Indie Competition

11:45 - 13:34 Kijkhuis 1

Model student Luce Edgar shocks his teacher, Harriet, with his essay on political violence. Now Harriet, Luce and his parents have to deal with complicated questions about race, identity, morality and more. This intense, intelligent and timely thriller will linger long after the credits roll.

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Fahim

Panorama

12:00 - 13:50 Trianon 3

Eight-year-old chess prodigy Fahim and his father are forced to flee Bangladesh. In Paris their situation appears hopeless, until Fahim’s talents lead him to meet top chess coach Sylvain. Based on a true story, Fahim is a touching and inspirational film.

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The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão

Panorama

12:00 - 14:19 Kijkhuis 2

A deserving winner of Cannes’ Un Certain Regard prize, this sumptuous tale of two sisters cruelly separated by family and fate makes for deeply moving drama.

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La Belle Époque

Panorama

13:45 - 15:38 Trianon 1

If you could go back to the good old days, would they truly be better? That is what Victor, a disillusioned man in his sixties, is about to find out as his life is turned upside down when he gets the chance to return to the most memorable week of his life.

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Bad Poems

Panorama

14:00 - 15:37 Trianon 2

Tamás' girlfriend breaks up with him and he wants to figure out if love only exists when it's practically gone. Super original Hungarian film somewhere in between Eternal Sunshine and Charlie and Hannah’s Grand Night Out. Melancholic dramedy with epic edits.

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Judy

Panorama

14:15 - 16:13 Kijkhuis 1

The compelling story of Judy Garland, who was so much more than just the girl from The Wizard of Oz. She’s played by Renée Zellweger, who, in turn, proves once again that she is so much more than just Bridget Jones.

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Brittany Runs a Marathon

Panorama

14:30 - 16:14 Trianon 3

Brittany decides, as you do, to drastically turn her life around and take up running. But is she going in the right direction? A brilliant Jillian Bell in this heartwarming, whip-smart comedy that you just need to experience every now and then.

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The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil

Bonkers!

14:45 - 16:34 Kijkhuis 2

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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Flatland

Panorama

16:15 - 18:12 Trianon 2

A disastrous wedding night leads to an accidental killing, after which Natalie flees, together with her rebellious and heavily pregnant best friend Poppie on horseback. This eccentric not-quite-Western surprises from beginning to end with its colorful depiction of life in a small South African rural town.

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The Report

Panorama

16:30 - 18:28 Trianon 1

Senate staffer Daniel Jones is assigned the daunting task of leading an investigation into the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program after 9/11. But the release of his ‘Torture report’ encounters heavy opposition from the White House and CIA in this enthralling, old-school political thriller, thriving on an extraordinary performance by Adam Driver.

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Les Plus Belles Années d’une Vie

Panorama

16:45 - 18:15 Kijkhuis 1

Fifty years ago, Un Homme et Une Femme was released, Claude Lelouch’s beautiful and iconic film about love. This is the sequel that is just as beautiful, has the same cast, and continues the story where we left it back then.

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Maternal

First Feature Competition

16:45 - 18:16 Trianon 3

Lu and Fati are teen mums living in a religious shelter in Buenos Aires. When one of the girls runs away, a young nun named Paola takes care of her baby. A quiet, contemplative narrative feature debut from documentary maker Maura Delphero.

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And Then We Danced

Panorama

17:00 - 18:46 Kijkhuis 2

A young dancer tries to come to terms with his feelings for men within the framework of a repressive and conservative Georgian society. A touching story about love, prejudice and the freedom and restrictions of the language of dance, impressively shot by Levin Akin (Certain People).

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On the Roof

Panorama

18:45 - 20:25 Trianon 2

Prof. Rypar is a somewhat conservative pensioner who does not quite get along with the new times. When he finds a Vietnamese boy at the edge of the roof of his apartment, he decides to take him home and offer him a room. The two are very different individuals and find it hard to get along, however they both discover that they need one another.

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Parasite - NL ondertiteling

Panorama

19:00 - 21:12 Trianon 1

Lauded director Bong Joon-Ho has won the Palme d’Or for this magnificent film that is equal parts hilarious comedy and pitchblack drama. Follow the exploits of a family down on its luck that will do anything to get higher up in life, other people be damned.

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The Art of Self-Defense

Bonkers!

19:00 - 20:44 Kijkhuis 1

Casey (Jesse Eisenberg) enlists in a karate class to learn how to defend himself, but finds that his sensei can teach him more than just karate. Maybe even a little too much… This dark comedy echoes the work of LIFF Favourite Yorgos Lanthimos.

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While at War

Panorama

19:00 - 20:47 Trianon 3

With While At War, Alejandro Amenábar (Abre los Ojos, Mar Adrento, The Others) offers a revealing look at an important aspect of Spanish history: the start of the Spanish Civil War in 1936. Historical figure and philosopher Miguel de Unamuno decides to ask Franco for clemency when the lives of his colleague academics are threatened.

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A Tale of Three Sisters

Panorama

19:15 - 21:03 Kijkhuis 2

A father in a small village in the north of Turkey tries everything to give his daughters a better life. He sends them to rich families, as foster children and maids. All three of them return for various reasons. Are they better off at home?

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Behind the Curve

Science & Cinema: 444 edition

19:30 - 21:09 Academiegebouw

Party time! We have programmed a special edition of Science & Cinema, in honour of the 444th anniversary of Leiden University. The program will feature 4 special films in unique locations, surprising events, and a very attractive €4,44 entry fee!

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Filmquiz 2019

Specials

20:00 - 23:00 Scheltema

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

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Days of the Bagnold Summer

First Feature Competition

21:00 - 22:26 Trianon 2

Based on the 2012 award-winning graphic novel by Joff Winterhart about Sue, a librarian, and Daniel, her fifteen-year-old son who listens only to Metallica. Directed by Simon Bird (The Inbetweeners) and with an original soundtrack by Belle & Sebastian: enough ingredients to make true LIFF favourite.

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Martin Eden

Panorama

21:15 - 23:24 Kijkhuis 1

Based on the Jack London novel of the same name, Pietro Marcello’s latest follows a sailor trying to rediscover himself as a writer. A passionate and timeless story of class consciousness, romance and failed ideals.

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To the Stars

American Indie Competition

21:15 - 23:06 Trianon 3

To the Stars is a beautifully shot black and white film set in 1960s Oklahoma. Iris Deerborne’s world changes completely when Maggie appears and an unlikely relationship between the two develops. A mesmerizing and almost mystical film, a true gem found at Sundance.

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Fight Club

1999

21:30 - 23:49 Kijkhuis 2

Our generation had no Chris Pratt, no 3D glasses. Our Pratt was a Brad, our technological innovation was a cigarette burn. We’ve all been raised on movie screens to believe that one day we’ll be done watching Fight Club. But we won’t.

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Sorry We Missed You

Panorama

21:45 - 23:27 Trianon 1

You'll never get mad at delayed delivery drivers after you’ve seen this film. Ken Loach (I, Daniel Blake) strikes again in this UK drama about a delivery driver and his family who are struggling to get by in modern-day England.

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