Saturday 07 November

Wildland

cinemaNordic Watching
10:15 - 11:44 Kijkhuis 2

As Ida tries to get used to her new life with her estranged aunt's family she's confronted with lots of secrets and the same question her mother always asked her: how far will you go for your family?

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Holler

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
10:30 - 12:00 Trianon 2

Ruth (Jessica Barden) joins a scrap metal crew to try and pay her way through college. Against the bleak, snowed-in backdrop of a once thriving industrial town in Ohio, it soon turns out that the cost of an education for a girl like her might be more than she bargained for.

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Kuessipan

cinemaPanorama
10:30 - 12:27 Kijkhuis 1

In a Quebec Innu community, Mikuan and Shaniss struggle to maintain their close friendship when they clash over their increasing differences and diverging ambitions. Based on Naomi Fontaine's novel of the same name, 'Kuessipan' is a story about family, friendship and connection.

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Let Him Go

cinemaPanorama
10:30 - 12:24 LIDO 1

This suspenseful thriller follows Kevin Costner as a retired sheriff and his wife (Diane Lane). After their son's tragic death, the couple sets out to find their grandson, who has fallen into the clutches of a dangerous criminal family.

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Love Affair(s)

cinemaPanorama
11:00 - 13:02 Trianon 1

In this beautiful yet unconventional romance, Daphne and Maxime must spend a couple of days together in the stunning French countryside despite not knowing each other. As they chat about their memories, the film tells an overarching story about the messiness of love.

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Wendy

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
11:15 - 13:06 Trianon 3

Eight years after his prize-winning 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' wowed LIFF-audiences, Benh Zeitlin is back with this mesmerizing adaptation of Peter Pan. Wendy is a reimagining of the classic tale in a scrappy, breathtaking new setting.

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La Última Primavera - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
11:15 - 12:32 CAMERA ONLINE

In La Cañada Real, a shanty town outside Madrid, tensions are running high between the officials and the inhabitants given that the land has been sold and the families must leave the homes they put up with their own hands.

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Calamity - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
11:15 - 12:40 APOLLO ONLINE

'Calamity' tells, in beautiful animations, how the young Martha Jane Cannary grew into the legendary ‘Calamity’ Jane, one of the gunslinging heroes of the Wild West. The film rightly won the top prize at the Annecy animation festival.

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Los Lobos - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
11:30 - 13:05 LUXOR ONLINE

When the mother of eight-year-old Max and his brother Leo is at work, their one-room flat changes into a mysterious place, where their biggest fantasies and adventures come to life. Los Lobos is brutally honest and yet poetic -- and full of hope.

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Dating Amber - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
11:30 - 13:02 REX ONLINE

This tragicomical coming-of-age film is set in Ireland during the mid-90s. Teenagers Eddie and Amber fake a relationship in order to stop everyone speculating about their sexuality. However, their ‘ideal’ arrangement begins to fall apart, forcing both of them to rethink their lives.

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Tanna

cinemaSpecials
12:00 - 13:40 Volkenkunde

A beautifully shot Shakespearean drama, based on true events befalling one of the last tribes on the island Tanna. Two young members of the tribe are in love, but old traditions and strategies get in the way of their happiness. Will they choose for their fateful love, or the duties imposed upon them by their tribe?

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Effacer l'historique

cinemaBonkers!
12:15 - 14:05 Kijkhuis 2

Cyberbullying, TV series addiction, telemarketers, blackmail over a sex tape… Neighbors Marie, Bertrand and Christine have had enough of modern-day technology. They join forces to declare war on the tech giants - seemingly impossible, but together they are strong...

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The Surrogate

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
12:45 - 14:18 Trianon 2

Jess is thrilled to be the surrogate for her best friend and his husband, but when the results of a prenatal test comes back, it creates a moral dilemma that threatens their friendship.

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Irresistible

cinemaPanorama
13:15 - 14:56 LIDO 1

Strategist Gary Zimmer decides to travel to the countryside to help candidate Jack Hastings become mayor. He hopes that this will lead the population to vote for a Democrat in the next elections. Once he arrives in the town of Deerlaken, he discovers the great cultural differences between the city and the countryside.

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Son-Mother

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
13:15 - 14:57 Kijkhuis 1

Hard-working widow Leila is faced with a heartbreaking decision. Will she give in to bus driver Kazem’s marriage proposal to give her family financial security, even if it means saying goodbye to her twelve-year-old son? The gripping portrait of a mother in modern-day Iran.

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Daniel - ONLINE

OnlineNordic Watching
13:15 - 15:33 APOLLO ONLINE

The true, gripping, and sublimely acted story of Danish photographer Daniel Rye, who was kidnapped by IS in 2013, and his family’s efforts to get him released. This year’s rightful favourite at Film by the Sea.

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Love Affair(s) - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
13:30 - 15:32 CAMERA ONLINE

In this beautiful yet unconventional romance, Daphne and Maxime must spend a couple of days together in the stunning French countryside despite not knowing each other. As they chat about their memories, the film tells an overarching story about the messiness of love.

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Shorta - ONLINE

cinemaNordic Watching
13:30 - 15:00 At Home

What exactly happened when Talib Ben Hassi (19) was held in police custody? Police officers Jens and Mike are on a routine patrol in the Svalegården ghetto when the news of Talib's death is announced on the radio. The news sparks a widespread protest and riots in the ghetto. Will the officers make it home safely?

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First Cow

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
13:45 - 15:47 Trianon 1

A subdued drama about Cookie and King-Lu, who meet as members of a group of trappers in 19th-century Oregon. A special friendship develops between the two, and together they start a successful business in stolen milk from an expensive dairy cow.

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The Innocence - ONLINE

OnlineFirst Feature Competition
13:45 - 15:17 LUXOR ONLINE

15-year-old Lis enjoys her summer with her friends and her older boyfriend Nestor, whom she keeps a secret from her parents. When the summer ends with an unpleasant surprise, she realizes that she will have to confront her parents and herself.

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Lapsis - ONLINE

OnlineAmerican Indie Competition
13:45 - 15:29 REX ONLINE

Struggling to support himself and his ailing younger brother, delivery man Ray takes a strange job in a strange new realm of the gig economy. Well crafted and confidently shot, this smart satire mixes 'Sorry We Missed You' with 'Black Mirror'.

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Dating Amber

cinemaPanorama
14:00 - 15:32 Trianon 3

This tragicomical coming-of-age film is set in Ireland during the mid-90s. Teenagers Eddie and Amber fake a relationship in order to stop everyone speculating about their sexuality. However, their ‘ideal’ arrangement begins to fall apart, forcing both of them to rethink their lives.

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The Wolf of Snow Hollow

cinemaBonkers!
14:45 - 16:08 Trianon 2

Terror grips a small mountain town as bodies are discovered after each full moon. Losing sleep, raising a teenage daughter, and caring for his ailing father, officer Marshall struggles to remind himself there’s no such thing as werewolves.

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Promising Young Woman

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
14:45 - 16:38 Kijkhuis 2

A young woman (an amazing Carey Mulligan) haunted by a tragedy from her past takes revenge on the predatory men unlucky enough to cross her path. This very promising (no pun intended) debut by Emerald Fennell (producer and writer of Killing Eve) was one of the big hits at Sundance and will surely become a LIFF-favourite too!

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Hunt For The Wilderpeople

cinemaSpecials
15:00 - 16:41 Volkenkunde

Orphan boy and ‘real bad egg’ Ricky and his foster uncle (Sam Neill) face the New Zealand wilderness to escape the evil authorities in this delicious, hilarious adventure by Jojo Rabbit director Taikia Waititi. Big winner of LIFF 2016.

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The Singing Club

cinemaPanorama
15:45 - 17:38 LIDO 1

A group of military wives starts a choir to cope with the absence of their husbands, who are fighting in Afghanistan to serve their country. The women are quickly noticed by the media and the choir is asked to sing on television. A special friendship develops between the women.

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The Death Of Cinema And My Father Too

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
15:45 - 17:25 Kijkhuis 1

A highly personal story of the director’s relationship with his father, their shared love of cinema, and his father’s illness. Rosenberg’s feature debut mixes fact, fiction, and autobiography as the film grapples with the big questions of life and death.

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The Innocence

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
16:00 - 17:32 Trianon 3

15-year-old Lis enjoys her summer with her friends and her older boyfriend Nestor, whom she keeps a secret from her parents. When the summer ends with an unpleasant surprise, she realizes that she will have to confront her parents and herself.

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Hope - ONLINE

OnlineNordic Watching
16:00 - 18:06 APOLLO ONLINE

This honest and sensitive drama by Maria Sødahl tells the story of Anja (Andrea Bræin Hovig), who has just received the news that she has a terminal brain tumor. Together with her partner Tomas (Stellan Skarsgård), she tries to come to terms with this life-changing message.

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Kuessipan - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
16:15 - 18:12 CAMERA ONLINE

In a Quebec Innu community, Mikuan and Shaniss struggle to maintain their close friendship when they clash over their increasing differences and diverging ambitions. Based on Naomi Fontaine's novel of the same name, 'Kuessipan' is a story about family, friendship and connection.

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Mogul Mowgli - ONLINE

OnlineFirst Feature Competition
16:30 - 18:00 REX ONLINE

Zed (Riz Ahmed), a young British rapper, is about to start his first world tour. However, a crippling illness strikes him down, and he is forced to move back in with his family. He tries to find himself between an international music career and Pakistani family traditions.

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Nomadland

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
16:30 - 18:18 Trianon 1

When Fern -- a fantastic performance by Frances McDormand -- loses her job and possessions, she decides to embark on a journey through America as a contemporary nomad. Nomadland rightfully won the prestigious Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, the award for the best film.

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De l'or pour les chiens - ONLINE

OnlineFirst Feature Competition
16:30 - 18:09 LUXOR ONLINE

Solitary teenager Esther (Tallulah Cassavetti) follows her summer love Jean to Paris, starting a journey in a big city where she knows no one. The provocative tale of a young woman lost in Paris represents a dazzling debut showcase for writer/director Anna Cazenave Cambet.

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Rent-a-Pal

cinemaBonkers!
17:00 - 18:48 Trianon 2

Seeking a partner through a video dating service, David discovers a strange VHS tape called Rent-A-Pal. Hosted by the charismatic Andy (Wil Wheaton), the tape offers him friendship. But Andy’s friendship comes at a cost, and David struggles to afford the price of admission.

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The Macaluso Sisters

cinemaPanorama
17:15 - 18:49 Kijkhuis 2

The Macaluso Sisters follows five Italian sisters through three different stages of their lives. Their happy childhood is disrupted when one of them suddenly dies. The relationship between the sisters builds on this incident as they try to live with this trauma.

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A L'abordage!

cinemaPanorama
18:15 - 19:50 Kijkhuis 1

A hot summer evening in Paris. Félix runs into Alma, and the two spend a magical night together. The next day, Alma heads off to the south of France, and in an impulse, Félix decides to follow her. A romantic road trip follows, in which nothing goes according to plan.

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Lapsis

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
18:30 - 20:14 Trianon 3

Struggling to support himself and his ailing younger brother, delivery man Ray takes a strange job in a strange new realm of the gig economy. Well crafted and confidently shot, this smart satire mixes 'Sorry We Missed You' with 'Black Mirror'.

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The Surrogate - ONLINE

OnlineAmerican Indie Competition
18:45 - 20:18 CAMERA ONLINE

Jess is thrilled to be the surrogate for her best friend and his husband, but when the results of a prenatal test comes back, it creates a moral dilemma that threatens their friendship.

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My Thoughts Are Silent - ONLINE

OnlineFirst Feature Competition
18:45 - 20:29 APOLLO ONLINE

Vadym is a 25-year-old composer and a sound recordist living in Kyiv. Then he gets the chance to move to Canada -- provided he can record the voice of a very rare bird, which dwells only in the Transcarpathian mountains of Ukraine.

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Blackbird

cinemaPanorama
18:45 - 20:23 LIDO 1

A terminally ill mother (a sublime Susan Sarandon) invites her family to their country house for one final gathering, but tensions quickly boil over between her two daughters (Kate Winslet, Mia Wasikowska). Roger Michell ('Notting Hill') tackles heavy topics with humor, curiosity, and a tremendous sense of humanity.

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Save Yourselves!

cinemaBonkers!
19:00 - 20:33 Trianon 1

A young Brooklyn couple (Sunita Mani, John Reynolds) heads to an upstate cabin to unplug from their phones and reconnect with each other. Blissfully unaware of their surroundings, they are left to their own devices as the planet falls under attack.

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Lola Vers La Mer - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
19:00 - 20:27 LUXOR ONLINE

When Lola, a young transgender woman, can finally get her operation, her mother – who financially supports her – dies. To fulfill her mother’s last wish, Lola and her father travel to the Belgian coast, despite all their differences. Their journey, however, will not turn out as they imagined it…

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Survival Skills - ONLINE

OnlineBonkers!
19:00 - 20:28 REX ONLINE

In this VHS police training video from 1988, you are welcomed by Jim, a rookie cop whose steps are dictated by an omniscient Narrator. While Jim shows you the necessary training skills, things seem to be getting more and more out of hand. But it’s only a video… right?

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Cowboys

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
19:30 - 20:53 Kijkhuis 2

Troy (brilliantly portrayed by Steve Zahn) and his young transgender son Joe are on the run from Joe’s conservative mother Sally (Jillian Bell) in the Montana wilderness in this gripping family drama.

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Force of Habit

cinemaNordic Watching
19:30 - 20:45 Trianon 2

Force of Habit follows different women in their confrontation with sexual harassment and power dynamics in their everyday lives. Written and directed by seven Finnish women in the wake of #metoo, this film is politically loaded as well as liberatingly humorous.

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LIFF Pronckstukken - Filmische Bierproeverij

cinemaSpecials
20:00 - 22:00 ONLINE EVENTS

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

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Mogul Mowgli

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
20:30 - 22:00 Kijkhuis 1

Zed (Riz Ahmed), a young British rapper, is about to start his first world tour. However, a crippling illness strikes him down, and he is forced to move back in with his family. He tries to find himself between an international music career and Pakistani family traditions.

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1982 - ONLINE

OnlineYallah! Yallah! presents:
21:00 - 22:40 REX ONLINE

During the 1982 invasion of Lebanon at a private school on the outskirts of Beirut, 11-year-old Wissam tries to tell a classmate about his crush on her, while his teachers on different sides of the political divide, try to mask their fears.

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The Killing of Two Lovers - ONLINE

OnlineAmerican Indie Competition
21:00 - 22:25 APOLLO ONLINE

A marital separation pains David, the impulsive and jealous protagonist of Robert Machoian's stark, stripped-down, but empathetic indie drama. David and Nikki have decided to allow each other some space to contemplate their relationship, but David is willing to do anything to save his marriage.

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I Care A Lot

cinemaPanorama
21:15 - 23:13 Trianon 1

Part cautionary exposé of all-too-real elder abuse rackets, part welcome excuse to pit Rosamund Pike and Peter Dinklage against each other in a game of uproarious reprisals, I Care A Lot barrels along a twisty trajectory rife with terribly dark, but darkly funny, behaviour.

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Shiva Baby - ONLINE

OnlineAmerican Indie Competition
21:15 - 22:32 LUXOR ONLINE

In this hilarious and uncomfortably real debut, we become acquainted with Danielle’s Jewish family for one very long day, during which she runs into her secret sugar daddy - as well as her way-too-successful ex-girlfriend after the funeral of a mutual friend.

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Un Triomphe

cinemaPanorama
21:15 - 23:01 LIDO 1

Etienne, a not-so-successful but endearing actor, runs a theater workshop in a prison, where he brings together an unlikely troupe of prisoners to stage 'Waiting for Godot'. When he is allowed to take the convicts on a tour outside of prison, Etienne finally has the chance to thrive.

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Get The Hell Out - ONLINE

OnlineBonkers!
21:30 - 23:10 CAMERA ONLINE

A zombie outbreak horror-comedy against the backdrop of Taiwanese corrupt politics: it doesn’t get any more BONKERS! than this! After the president suddenly turns into a zombie, the parliament becomes a straight up bloodbath, where protagonists Hsiung and Wang have to fight to stay alive.

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La Última Primavera

cinemaPanorama
21:30 - 22:47 Trianon 3

In La Cañada Real, a shanty town outside Madrid, tensions are running high between the officials and the inhabitants given that the land has been sold and the families must leave the homes they put up with their own hands.

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Gaza Mon Amour

cinemaPanorama
21:45 - 23:12 Kijkhuis 2

Fisherman Issa is secretly in love with Siham. When he discovers an ancient phallic statue while fishing, Issa takes it home, feeling that this discovery will change his life forever… An evocative satire on love and desire, and an affirmation that life continues amidst the absurdity of living.

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The Wolf of Snow Hollow

cinemaBonkers!
21:45 - 23:08 Trianon 2

Terror grips a small mountain town as bodies are discovered after each full moon. Losing sleep, raising a teenage daughter, and caring for his ailing father, officer Marshall struggles to remind himself there’s no such thing as werewolves.

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