Thursday 07 November

The Mustang

First Feature Competition

19:00 - 20:36 Kijkhuis 1

Irresistible, this story about a convict with a violent past who is offered the chance to participate in a new rehabilitation program, where prisoners help tame wild horses. With Matthias Schoenaerts, directed by newcomer Laure de Clermont Tonerre.

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Hors normes

Panorama

19:00 - 20:54 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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The Art of Self-Defense

Bonkers!

19:00 - 20:44 Trianon 3

Casey (Jesse Eisenberg) enlists in a karate class to learn how to defend himself, but finds that his sensei can teach him more than just karate. Maybe even a little too much… This dark comedy echoes the work of LIFF Favourite Yorgos Lanthimos.

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Ode to Nothing

Panorama

19:15 - 20:47 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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Klassiekers met Koolhoven

Specials

20:15 - 22:15 Leidse Schouwburg

Please note that this event is in Dutch. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Kamer 306

Specials

20:30 - 22:15 Wibar

Kamer 306 recounts a forgotten chapter in music history. In the 1950s, groundbreaking research at the Philips Physics Laboratory laid the foundation for electronic music ever since. Afterwards, musician and composer Thomas Ankersmit will perform his homage to this pioneering work.

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Seberg

American Indie Competition

21:15 - 22:51 Trianon 3

Hollywood, 1968. The celebrated A BOUT DE SOUFFLE star and global style icon, American actress Jean Seberg returns from Paris to the States, but soon finds herself on the radar of an illegal FBI surveillance program because of her ties to the civil rights movement. Kristen Stewart shines as Seberg in this intriguing biopic.

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Volkskrant Presents: A Moment of Science, Please!

Specials

21:15 - 23:15 Kijkhuis 1

Please note that this event is in Dutch. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Deerskin

Bonkers!

21:15 - 22:32 Trianon 2

Another absurdist comedy by Quentin Dupieux, in his unique style: Deerskin. Jean Dujardin shows off his comedic ability as the main character, who goes to extreme lengths to make sure he is the only one looking good in his kind of jacket. Filming the results, Dupieux adds metacommentary to discuss the point of film.

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Late Night

Panorama

21:30 - 23:12 Trianon 1

Katherine Newbury’s (Emma Thompson) talk show is in the slumps. To revitalize her program, she hires Molly Patel (Mindy Kahling) - a breath of fresh air who shows her that millennials don't have to be all that scary in this uplifting comedy about friendship, cultural differences and surviving in a, luckily, ever-changing world.

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And Then We Danced

Panorama

21:30 - 23:16 Kijkhuis 2

A young dancer tries to come to terms with his feelings for men within the framework of a repressive and conservative Georgian society. A touching story about love, prejudice and the freedom and restrictions of the language of dance, impressively shot by Levin Akin (Certain People).

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