Thursday 07 November

Spider

Panorama

12:00 - 13:45 Trianon 3

Inés, Justo, and Gerardo were right-wing anti-Allende radicals in 1970s Chile. Now, Inés and Justo are respected businesspeople, but Gerardo's lingering political conviction threatens to expose the trio's shared past. A tense thriller about the traumatic parts of Chilean history.

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Litigante

Panorama

12:00 - 13:33 Kijkhuis 1

In between raising her young son, taking care of her ill-tempered, cancer-battling mother, and navigating her career as a top-notch lawyer dealing with a major corruption scandal, Silvia could very well be on the verge of a nervous breakdown. But at this most unlikely moment, Silvia embarks on a love story for the first time in years.

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Parasite - NL ondertiteling

Panorama

13:45 - 15:57 Trianon 1

Lauded director Bong Joon-Ho has won the Palme d’Or for this magnificent film that is equal parts hilarious comedy and pitchblack drama. Follow the exploits of a family down on its luck that will do anything to get higher up in life, other people be damned.

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Mjólk

Nordic Watching

14:00 - 15:32 Kijkhuis 1

After her husband dies under suspicious circumstances, an Icelandic woman takes on the corruption of her local co-op and the outdated, exploitative system that supports it, in the latest from acclaimed filmmaker Grímur Hákonarson (Rams).

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Amazing Grace

Panorama

14:15 - 15:44 Kijkhuis 2

In 1972, Aretha Franklin recorded Amazing Grace, the most successful gospel album of all time, at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles. The film recordings of these legendary evenings where never before shown to the public – until now!

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Why Don't You Just Die!

Bonkers!

14:15 - 15:50 Trianon 2

With a hammer behind his back, Matiev pushes the doorbell of a Russian apartment, ready for revenge. However, it turns out he's far from the only one this visually exciting splatter-punk action comedy, reminiscent of the early work of Quentin Tarantino and Guy Ritchie.

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Fahim

Panorama

14:30 - 16:20 Trianon 3

Eight-year-old chess prodigy Fahim and his father are forced to flee Bangladesh. In Paris their situation appears hopeless, until Fahim’s talents lead him to meet top chess coach Sylvain. Based on a true story, Fahim is a touching and inspirational film.

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LUX: The Realm

Lux Film Prize

16:00 - 18:16 Kijkhuis 1

When a corrupt politician is made a scapegoat by his fellow colleagues, he must race against time to avoid prison by playing the system. This leads to a desperate realization about the corruption he helped maintain in this pulse-pounding new thriller.

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While at War

Panorama

16:15 - 18:02 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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Brittany Runs a Marathon

Panorama

16:30 - 18:14 Trianon 1

Brittany decides, as you do, to drastically turn her life around and take up running. But is she going in the right direction? A brilliant Jillian Bell in this heartwarming, whip-smart comedy that you just need to experience every now and then.

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Days of the Bagnold Summer

First Feature Competition

16:45 - 18:11 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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Harajuku

Nordic Watching

17:00 - 18:22 Trianon 3

Vilde is fascinated by Harajuku, a vibrant district in Tokyo. When her world is suddenly turned upside down, her only wish is to escape to Tokyo. A Nordic film like you have never seen before, dark but with a colorful twist.

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Il traditore

Panorama

18:30 - 20:55 Kijkhuis 2

In the early 1980s, Tommaso Buscetta does something that rocks the mafia to its core. After becoming involved in the raging wars between the Sicilian mafia bosses, he decides to meet with Judge Giovanni Falcone and betray the eternal vow he made to the mafia.

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