Sunday 08 November

Betuwe44

cinemaSpecials
10:00 - 10:13 Trianon 2

An unlikely moment of reconciliation between enemies at the front in the Betuwe in the war winter of 1944? This short film tells about the true but unknown meeting between an American and German lieutenant after the German patrol was ambushed.

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Betuwe44 - ONLINE

cinemaSpecials
10:00 - 22:00 ONLINE EVENTS

An unlikely moment of reconciliation between enemies at the front in the Betuwe in the war winter of 1944? This short film tells about the true but unknown meeting between an American and German lieutenant after the German patrol was ambushed.

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The Climb

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
10:15 - 11:49 Trianon 1

Two lifelong pals (Michael Angelo Covino and Kyle Marvin) test the boundaries of their friendship when a woman comes between them. 'The Climb' uses the complicated bond between two friends to dissect male friendships in an engaging and often hilarious manner.

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Las Niñas

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
10:30 - 12:07 Trianon 3

Celia’s life is strongly shaken up when new classmate Brisa arrives at her Catholic school. Together, the two teenagers rebel against the strict school management. Their small acts of resistance have big consequences: seeing Celia’s new-found courage, her mother can also no longer stay silent…

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Maki'la

cinemaAfrica 2020
10:30 - 11:48 Kijkhuis 2

Maki is trying her best to survive in the mean streets of Kinshasa. She is ‘married’ to Mbingazor, leader of a gang of young sapeurs: a well-known subculture in Congo. But when her path crosses that of Acha, Maki decides to take care of the lost girl, and to continue their journey together.

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Daniel - ONLINE

OnlineNordic Watching
11:00 - 13:18 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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Get The Hell Out - ONLINE

OnlineBonkers!
11:00 - 12:40 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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Son-Mother - ONLINE

OnlineFirst Feature Competition
11:15 - 12:57 REX ONLINE

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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Calamity

cinemaPanorama
11:15 - 12:40 LIDO 1

'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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Nafi's Father

cinemaAfrica 2020
11:15 - 13:02 Kijkhuis 1

Two brothers – one an imam, the other a prospective mayor in a small town in Senegal – argue over their children’s marriage. Meanwhile, the town gradually slips into religious extremism. Baamum Nafi won both the award for best film and the Golden Leopard for contemporary film-makers at the Locarno Festival.

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Shiva Baby - ONLINE

OnlineAmerican Indie Competition
11:30 - 12:47 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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DNA

cinemaPanorama
11:45 - 13:15 Trianon 2

Neige was raised by her beloved grandfather, who offered protection from her toxic parents. His death will trigger a profound identity crisis for her as tensions between her family members escalate.

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Vaiana

cinemaSpecials
12:00 - 13:47 Volkenkunde

Vaiana lives on a Polynesian island and is the daughter of a chief. When her people are in danger, she embarks on an exciting adventure to find the demigod Maui and save her people from destruction.

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Idiot Prayer - Nick Cave Alone at Alexandra

cinemaSpecials
12:30 - 14:28 Trianon 1

Nick Cave and his piano, alone on an empty stage: that’s enough to fill a good 48 hours of entertainment. Sadly, this concert film is only 118 minutes long. Amazing visuals, amazing music, with cinematographer Robbie Ryan coming for his next Oscar nomination.

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Frontières

cinemaAfrica 2020
12:30 - 14:00 Kijkhuis 2

Senegalese businesswoman Adjara develops a friendship with three other women from different countries during a bus journey. It takes them from Dakar, via Mali, Burkina Faso and Benin to Lagos (Nigeria). Along the way, the women are confronted with all kinds of dangers and obstacles.

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Blackbird

cinemaPanorama
13:30 - 15:08 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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Kuessipan - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
13:30 - 15:27 REX 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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Dating Amber - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
13:45 - 15:17 APOLLO 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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Eyimofe

cinemaAfrica 2020
13:45 - 15:41 Kijkhuis 1

Set in Lagos, Nigeria, Eyimofe (This is My Desire) follows the stories of Mofe, a factory technician, and Rosa, a hairdresser, on their quest for a better life on foreign shores. Tragedy and fate intervene as two people try to better the lives of their families.

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La Última Primavera - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
13:45 - 15:02 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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Onkel - ONLINE

OnlineNordic Watching
14:00 - 15:46 LUXOR ONLINE

Kris, living with her uncle on a farm, is starting to second guess her current life. When she meets Mike, she realizes love has crossed her path. A life

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The Wolf of Snow Hollow

cinemaBonkers!
14:00 - 15:23 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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Daniel

cinemaNordic Watching
14:45 - 17:03 Kijkhuis 2

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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The Assistant

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
15:00 - 16:27 Trianon 3

On Jane’s first day of her new job as an assistant to a powerful executive at a large firm, she gets a growing, hard-to-put-into-words feeling that something is off. Julia Garner ('Ozark') is a powerhouse in this understated manifest against systematic oppression and workplace harassment.

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Next Goal Wins

cinemaSpecials
15:00 - 16:37 Volkenkunde

The story of the American Samoan national football team, the weakest football team in the world, who Amsterdam native coach Thomas Rongen helped to qualify for the World Cup. Selected in cooperation with Museum Volkenkunde, as part of their exhibition A Sea Of Islands.

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There Is No Evil

cinemaPanorama
15:15 - 17:46 Trianon 1

The Iranian writer-director Mohammad Rasoulof won the prestigious Golden Bear in Berlin with his impressive film 'There is No Evil'. The film tells four unrelated stories about moral power, individual freedom, and taking responsibility for your own actions.

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Promising Young Woman

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
16:00 - 17:53 LIDO 1

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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First Cow - ONLINE

OnlineAmerican Indie Competition
16:15 - 18:17 LUXOR ONLINE

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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Rent-a-Pal - ONLINE

OnlineBonkers!
16:15 - 18:03 REX ONLINE

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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De l'or pour les chiens

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
16:15 - 17:54 Trianon 2

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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Archive

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
16:30 - 18:19 Kijkhuis 1

2038: George Almore is working on a true human-equivalent AI. His latest prototype is almost ready. This sensitive phase is also the riskiest, especially as he has a goal that must be hidden at all costs: being reunited with his dead wife.

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Love Affair(s) - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
16:30 - 18:32 APOLLO 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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The Death Of Cinema And My Father Too - ONLINE

OnlineFirst Feature Competition
16:30 - 18:10 CAMERA ONLINE

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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Shorta - ONLINE

cinemaNordic Watching
16:30 - 18:00 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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Los Lobos

cinemaPanorama
17:15 - 18:50 Trianon 3

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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Un Triomphe

cinemaPanorama
17:45 - 19:31 Kijkhuis 2

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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The Singing Club

cinemaPanorama
18:45 - 20:38 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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Asia - ONLINE

OnlineFirst Feature Competition
18:45 - 20:10 REX ONLINE

Asia is the single mother of 17-year-old Vika (Shira Haas, Unorthodox). But when Vika’s health starts deteriorating, Asia has to find her voice as a mother and embrace and cherish their time together in this award-winning drama.

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A L'abordage! - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
18:45 - 20:20 LUXOR ONLINE

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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Kom Hier Dat Ik U Kus

cinemaPanorama
18:45 - 20:25 Trianon 1

Mona is trying to find her way through a life that is characterized in large part by her mother’s early death. Griet Op de Beeck’s bestseller is translated into an impressive, reverberating character study of the sensitive Mona.

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El Diesel - ONLINE

cinemaYallah! Yallah! presents:
18:45 - 20:15 At Home

Prepare for truly authentic Egyptian cinema with El Diesel. Megastar Mohamed Ramadan is a stuntman looking for revenge in this blast of an action film and local box office hit. Maybe not for everyone, but certainly an experience!

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The Killing of Two Lovers - ONLINE

OnlineAmerican Indie Competition
18:45 - 20:10 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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Shiva Baby

cinemaAmerican Indie Competition
19:00 - 20:17 Trianon 2

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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Holler - ONLINE

OnlineAmerican Indie Competition
19:00 - 20:30 CAMERA ONLINE

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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Gaza Mon Amour

cinemaPanorama
19:00 - 20:27 Kijkhuis 1

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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Marygoround

cinemaBonkers!
19:30 - 20:50 Trianon 3

Dark comedy 'Marygoround' tells the story of Mary, a lonely woman who lives a simple life, free from sin, and is struggling with her menopause. But then her free-spirited cousin Helena arrives, and everything changes. Is Mary able to suppress her newfound lust for life?

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Son-Mother

cinemaFirst Feature Competition
20:15 - 21:57 Kijkhuis 2

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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Hope - ONLINE

OnlineNordic Watching
20:45 - 22:51 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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Baghdad In My Shadow - ONLINE

OnlineYallah! Yallah! presents:
21:00 - 22:45 LUXOR ONLINE

'Baghdad in My Shadow' is a fictional thriller about a group of Iraqi immigrants living in London: Amal (Ghandour), a wife in hiding, Taufiq (Haitham Ali), an unsuccessful writer, and Muhannad, a gay IT specialist (Waseem Abbas). The three meet regularly in a local cafe, until the author's radical cousin attacks them and turns all lives upside down.

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Dating Amber - ONLINE

OnlinePanorama
21:00 - 22:32 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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Effacer l'historique

cinemaBonkers!
21:15 - 23:05 Kijkhuis 1

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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Jochem Myjer - Nog Eentje Dan

cinemaSpecials
21:15 - 22:10 Trianon 1

After eleven days filled with films from all over the world, it feels more than appropriate in this crazy year to close the festival on a ‘local note’ with this poignant documentary about Leiden legend Jochem Myjer.

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Eyimofe - ONLINE

OnlineAfrica 2020
21:15 - 23:11 CAMERA ONLINE

Set in Lagos, Nigeria, Eyimofe (This is My Desire) follows the stories of Mofe, a factory technician, and Rosa, a hairdresser, on their quest for a better life on foreign shores. Tragedy and fate intervene as two people try to better the lives of their families.

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Let Him Go

cinemaPanorama
21:30 - 23:24 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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Jochem Myjer - Nog Eentje Dan

cinemaSpecials
21:30 - 22:25 Trianon 2

After eleven days filled with films from all over the world, it feels more than appropriate in this crazy year to close the festival on a ‘local note’ with this poignant documentary about Leiden legend Jochem Myjer.

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Jochem Myjer - Nog Eentje Dan

cinemaSpecials
21:45 - 22:40 Trianon 3

After eleven days filled with films from all over the world, it feels more than appropriate in this crazy year to close the festival on a ‘local note’ with this poignant documentary about Leiden legend Jochem Myjer.

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