Wednesday 06 November

The Report

Panorama

11:30 - 13:28 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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La Fille au Bracelet

Panorama

12:00 - 13:35 Kijkhuis 2

16-year-old Lise is accused of murdering her best friend. In court, she’s required to account for a way of life that doesn’t always comply with the morality approved of by the justice system. Family relations and social expectations are compellingly picked apart in this intelligent French courtroom drama.

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Ode to Nothing

Panorama

12:15 - 13:47 Trianon 2

Sonya lives her life in a lonely routine, struggling to keep her family-owned funeral home afloat. One day she finds a body lying at her doorstep, which is the start of a highly unusual friendship. An inscrutable, tender and bitterly comic film about the desire for companionship.

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Beats

Panorama

12:30 - 14:06 Trianon 3

Scotland, 1994. Best mates Johnno and Spanner are destined for different futures. In pursuit of adventure and an escape, the boys head out to an illegal rave for one last night together. A universal story of friendship, rebellion and the irresistible power of gathered youth.

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Les Plus Belles Années d’une Vie

Panorama

14:00 - 15:30 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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Judy

Panorama

14:00 - 15:58 Trianon 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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A Tale of Three Sisters

Panorama

14:15 - 16:03 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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Days of the Bagnold Summer

First Feature Competition

14:15 - 15:41 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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Vivarium

Bonkers!

14:45 - 16:22 Trianon 3

A young woman and her fiancé (Jesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots) are in search of the perfect starter home. After following a mysterious real estate agent to a new housing development, the couple finds themselves trapped in a maze of identical houses and forced to raise an otherworldly child in this surreal fable.

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LUX: Cold Case: Hammarskjöld

Lux Film Prize

16:00 - 18:23 Kijkhuis 1

In 1961, United Nations Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld’s plane mysteriously crashed, killing Hammarskjöld and most of the crew. With the case still unsolved 50-plus years later, Danish journalist, filmmaker, and provocateur Mads Brügger (The Red Chapel, The Ambassador) leads us down an investigative rabbit hole to unearth the truth.

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Hors normes

Panorama

16:30 - 18:24 Trianon 1

In this beautiful true story by the directors of Intouchables and C’est la vie!, Bruno and Malik (Vincent Cassel en Reda Kateb) dedicate their lives taking care of autistic children and teens, and training young people from underprivileged areas to be their caregivers.

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Maternal

First Feature Competition

16:45 - 18:16 Kijkhuis 2

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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Une Colonie

First Feature Competition

19:00 - 20:42 Trianon 3

Winning Best Picture at the Canadian Screen Awards and a Crystal Bear (Berlinale) is no small feat for a feature debut. A Colony is an honest and at times awkward story about coming of age in a small town, subtly set against the background of Canada’s colonialism and indigenous culture. Unique and touching.

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The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil

Bonkers!

19:00 - 20:49 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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Jojo Rabbit

Panorama

19:00 - 20:48 Trianon 1

Well, you know, just another World War II satire-comedy about a German boy struggling to confront his own nationalism with the help of his completely insane imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler. It’s one of those things that is right up Taika Waititi’s alley. And we. Can’t. Wait.

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Luce

American Indie Competition

19:15 - 21:04 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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Echo

Nordic Watching

19:15 - 20:37 Trianon 2

Iceland is preparing for Christmas. Somewhere, an abandoned farm is burning. A children's choir is singing Christmas carols. A girl and her mother are trying on a VR-headset. In 56 independent scenes, Echo paints a beautiful portrait of contemporary Icelandic society.

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A White, White Day

Nordic Watching

21:15 - 23:04 Kijkhuis 2

In a remote Icelandic town, an off-duty police chief begins to suspect a local man of having had an affair with his late wife, who died in a tragic accident two years earlier. Gradually his obsession for finding out the truth accumulates and inevitably begins to endanger himself and his loved ones.

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Monstri

First Feature Competition

21:15 - 23:11 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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The Death of Dick Long

American Indie Competition

21:15 - 22:55 Trianon 1

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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La Belle Époque

Panorama

21:30 - 23:23 Kijkhuis 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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