Wednesday 06 November

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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Laurel and Hardy: The Silent Movie Project

Specials

20:15 - 22:15 Stadsgehoorzaal

In 1929, the career of Laurel & Hardy was at its top. Armed always with big smiles, Stan and Ollie find themselves in difficult situations. Wherever they go, they make a mess. The Silent Movie Project: Stan & Ollie is a piano concert that contains a selection of their best silent movies.

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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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Sneak Preview 2019

21:30 - 23:56 Trianon 3

Trainspotting meets Twilight in this sequel to the goosebumps-inducing family drama SLASH iconic horror sensation, based on the stories by Stephen King that became a moderate success in the 70s that writers nowadays would kill for… This time it’s all work and no play for Ewan McGregor who stars as the all-grown up Danny, now dealing with alcoholism and other dark, supernatural secrets.

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