Tuesday 05 November

The Kill Team

First Feature Competition

11:30 - 13:07 Trianon 3

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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System Crasher

First Feature Competition

11:45 - 13:43 Kijkhuis 1

No matter where Benni goes, she is immediately kicked out again. The wild nine-year-old is what the youth welfare office refers to as a “system crasher”. In this intense but impressive drama we see both the good and bad in Benni, and root for her on her quest to find a home.

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Portrait de la Jeune Fille en Feu

Panorama

11:45 - 13:45 Trianon 1

Brittany, 1770. Marianne has to paint a wedding portrait of the beautiful Héloïse. However, the bride-to-be refuses to be painted, and thus to marry. As Marianna secretly observes Héloïse, a strange and fragile intimacy starts to develop. One of the absolute best films of the year and not to be missed.

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While at War

Panorama

12:15 - 14:02 Kijkhuis 2

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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On the Roof

Panorama

12:30 - 14:10 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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Il testimone invisibile

Panorama

14:15 - 15:57 Kijkhuis 1

A successful businessman is found in a locked hotel room with the body of his mistress and a lot of cash. To prove his innocence, he asks for the help of a famous lawyer. This thrilling race against time will keep you guessing until the very end.

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The Peanut Butter Falcon

American Indie Competition

14:30 - 16:07 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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J'ai Perdu Mon Corps

First Feature Competition

14:30 - 15:51 Kijkhuis 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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Bellbird

First Feature Competition

15:00 - 16:35 Trianon 2

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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Martin Eden

Panorama

16:00 - 18:09 Trianon 3

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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Stitches

Panorama

16:30 - 18:15 Kijkhuis 2

Even after 20 years, Ana is still convinced that her child didn’t die right after he was born, but that he was taken away from her. A new lead gives her some hope, but how far is she willing to go without losing her family?

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Late Night

Panorama

16:45 - 18:27 Trianon 1

Katherine Newbury’s (Emma Thompson) talk show is in the slumps. To revitalize her program, she hires Molly Patel (Mindy Kahling) - a breath of fresh air who shows her that millennials don't have to be all that scary in this uplifting comedy about friendship, cultural differences and surviving in a, luckily, ever-changing world.

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The Farewell

American Indie Competition

16:45 - 18:25 Kijkhuis 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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Jesus Shows You the Way To the Highway

Bonkers!

17:15 - 18:38 Trianon 2

Two CIA agents have to stop a computer virus called "The Soviet Union", but their mission soon turns out to be a trap. This wildly unpredictable movie mixes a variety of genres in a way that simply has to be seen to be believed.

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Out Stealing Horses

Nordic Watching

18:45 - 20:48 Kijkhuis 2

After the death of his wife, Trond retreats to a small village in the east of Norway. A chance encounter brings back memories of Trond’s youth… Hans Peter Morland made a stunning adaptation of Per Petterson’s award-winning novel of the same name.

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It Must Be Heaven

Panorama

19:00 - 20:37 Kijkhuis 1

A church in Nazareth with a door that won't open. A deserted Paris. A New York supermarket with as many guns as fresh produce. In a series of darkly comic vignettes, Palestinian director Elia Suleiman investigates the meaning of being in exile, and the absurdities of nationalism, normality, and identity.

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Western Stars

Specials

19:00 - 20:23 Trianon 1

The incomparable Bruce Springsteen performs his critically acclaimed latest album. He muses on life, rock, and the American dream, in this intimate and personal concert film co-directed by Thom Zimny and Springsteen himself.

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In the Loop

Science & Cinema: 444 edition

19:00 - 21:01 Wijnhaven DH

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 an attractively priced €4,44 entry fee!

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Goldie

Panorama

19:00 - 20:28 Trianon 3

Goldie (Slick Woods) is a street-wise, 18-year-old dancer with big dreams of big fame, even as she is stuck at home minding her two sisters while their mother is in jail. When an opportunity to audition for a real music video comes her way, Goldie feels the time has finally come for her star to rise.

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The Death of Dick Long

American Indie Competition

19:15 - 20:55 Trianon 2

Dick died last night, and Zeke and Earl don’t want anybody to find out how. That’s too bad though, ’cause news travels fast in small-town Alabama. From the director of Swiss Army Man -- and just as bizarre.

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Greener Grass

Bonkers!

21:15 - 22:56 Trianon 3

A deliciously twisted comedy set in a demented, timeless suburbia where every adult wears braces on their straight teeth, couples coordinate meticulously pressed outfits, and coveted family members are swapped in more ways than one in this competition for acceptance.

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Knives Out

Panorama

21:15 - 23:25 Trianon 1

When a famous murder mystery novelist is found dead at his estate, everyone’s a suspect… Rian Johnson (Brick, Star Wars: The Last Jedi) has created an impeccably written and extremely entertaining modern murder mystery, full of unexpected twists and turns from start to finish.

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10 Things I Hate About You

1999

21:15 - 22:52 Kijkhuis 1

Where would we be, as a society, without Heath, singing on those stairs, with that hair, with that smile? Without Julia, with her mediocre but absolutely heart-shattering poetry? Nowhere. We would be nowhere.

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Alice

First Feature Competition

21:30 - 23:13 Trianon 2

After discovering that her husband’s addiction to escorts has left their family penniless, Alice finds herself drawn into the world of high-end prostitution as a means of caring for herself and her child. This film will have you on the edge of your seat!

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Judy

Panorama

21:30 - 23:28 Kijkhuis 2

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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