Friday 08 November

The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil

Bonkers!

12:00 - 13:49 Trianon 3

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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Il testimone invisibile

Panorama

13:45 - 15:27 Kijkhuis 1

A successful businessman is found in a locked hotel room with the body of his mistress and a lot of cash. To prove his innocence, he asks for the help of a famous lawyer. This thrilling race against time will keep you guessing until the very end.

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Deerskin

Bonkers!

13:45 - 15:02 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

14:00 - 15:42 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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Fahim

Panorama

14:00 - 15:50 Kijkhuis 2

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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Monstri

First Feature Competition

14:15 - 16:11 Trianon 3

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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American Indie Shorts - 2019

Shorts

15:30 - 17:00 Trianon 2

A lot of indie directors featured in past LIFF-competitions began their careers making short films. In this program, we bring you the best shorts from the United States, and give unknown filmmakers a stage to showcase their talent in front of an international audience.

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American Indie Shorts - 2019

Shorts

15:30 - 17:00 Trianon 2

A lot of indie directors featured in past LIFF-competitions began their careers making short films. In this program, we bring you the best shorts from the United States, and give unknown filmmakers a stage to showcase their talent in front of an international audience.

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LUX: God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya

Lux Film Prize

16:00 - 17:55 Kijkhuis 1

Every January, the local priest of a small Macedonian village throws a wooden cross into the river and hundreds of men dive after it. This time, Petrunya dives into the water on a whim and wins. A sympathetic movie with a fierce protagonist.

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The Friend

American Indie Competition

16:15 - 18:19 Trianon 1

Jason Segel, Dakota Johnson and Casey Affleck star in this intensely moving and beautifully mounted drama, telling the story of how a friend saved a family after their young mother's diagnosis with terminal cancer.

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The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão

Panorama

16:15 - 18:34 Kijkhuis 2

A deserving winner of Cannes’ Un Certain Regard prize, this sumptuous tale of two sisters cruelly separated by family and fate makes for deeply moving drama.

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Une Colonie

First Feature Competition

16:45 - 18:27 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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Office Space

1999

17:30 - 18:59 Trianon 2

The appliances may be somewhat outdated, but since time inside the office walls moves somewhat more slowly than in the real world, both the characters and the humor are still as delicious, familiar, and up-to-date as ever.

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System Crasher

First Feature Competition

18:45 - 20:43 Kijkhuis 1

No matter where Benni goes, she is immediately kicked out again. The wild nine-year-old is what the youth welfare office refers to as a “system crasher”. In this intense but impressive drama we see both the good and bad in Benni, and root for her on her quest to find a home.

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