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.

Saturday 07 November

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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