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

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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.

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The Voice of Love

cinemaPanorama
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!

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Shiva Baby - ONLINE

OnlineAmerican Indie Competition
19:00 - 20:17 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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El Diesel - ONLINE

cinemaYallah! Yallah! presents:
19:00 - 20:30 At Home

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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