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.

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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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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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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