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.

Wednesday 06 November

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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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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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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