Saturday 09 November

Look Beyond: Shorts

Specials

13:00 - 13:45 Old School

This year, LIFF will be looking into understanding through the medium of film. How do we, as viewers, relate to what is shown? By using virtual reality, lectures and personal short films, we try to find answers. Join us at Old School on Saturday 9 November!

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Look Beyond: VR-Experience

Specials

13:00 - 21:00 Old School Café

This year, LIFF will be looking into understanding through the medium of film. How do we, as viewers, relate to what is shown? By using virtual reality, lectures and personal short films, we try to find answers. Join us at Old School on Saturday 9 November!

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The Kill Team

First Feature Competition

13:30 - 15:07 Trianon 2

When Andrew, a young American soldier, witnesses his fellow recruits murdering innocent Afghan citizens, he knows he should tell his superiors. But what if this makes him the next target? Dan Krauss adapts his 2013 documentary of the same name into a fascinating and confronting war movie.

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Sorry We Missed You

Panorama

14:00 - 15:42 Trianon 1

You'll never get mad at delayed delivery drivers after you’ve seen this film. Ken Loach (I, Daniel Blake) strikes again in this UK drama about a delivery driver and his family who are struggling to get by in modern-day England.

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The Art of Self-Defense

Bonkers!

14:00 - 15:44 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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It Must Be Heaven

Panorama

14:00 - 15:37 Kijkhuis 2

A church in Nazareth with a door that won't open. A deserted Paris. A New York supermarket with as many guns as fresh produce. In a series of darkly comic vignettes, Palestinian director Elia Suleiman investigates the meaning of being in exile, and the absurdities of nationalism, normality, and identity.

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Look Beyond: Shorts

Specials

14:00 - 14:45 Old School

This year, LIFF will be looking into understanding through the medium of film. How do we, as viewers, relate to what is shown? By using virtual reality, lectures and personal short films, we try to find answers. Join us at Old School on Saturday 9 November!

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Lucky Grandma

American Indie Competition

14:15 - 15:55 Kijkhuis 1

The title character of this film is a chain-smoking Chinese grandmother who goes all in in the casino and lands herself on the wrong side of luck--and in the middle of a Chinese gang war.

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Vai

Specials

15:00 - 16:46 Old School

Vai' is a portmanteau feature film made by 9 female Pacific filmmakers, filmed in 7 different Pacific countries: Fiji, Tonga, Solomon Islands, Kuki Airani (Cook Islands), Samoa, Niue and Aotearoa (New Zealand). It is about the journey of empowerment through culture over the lifetime of one woman, Vai, played by a different indigenous actress in each of the Pacific countries. In each of these Pacific nations 'vai' means water.

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Echo

Nordic Watching

15:30 - 16:52 Trianon 2

Iceland is preparing for Christmas. Somewhere, an abandoned farm is burning. A children's choir is singing Christmas carols. A girl and her mother are trying on a VR-headset. In 56 independent scenes, Echo paints a beautiful portrait of contemporary Icelandic society.

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Alice

First Feature Competition

16:15 - 17:58 Trianon 3

After discovering that her husband’s addiction to escorts has left their family penniless, Alice finds herself drawn into the world of high-end prostitution as a means of caring for herself and her child. This film will have you on the edge of your seat!

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Portrait de la Jeune Fille en Feu

Panorama

16:15 - 18:15 Trianon 1

Brittany, 1770. Marianne has to paint a wedding portrait of the beautiful Héloïse. However, the bride-to-be refuses to be painted, and thus to marry. As Marianna secretly observes Héloïse, a strange and fragile intimacy starts to develop. One of the absolute best films of the year and not to be missed.

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Il traditore

Panorama

16:30 - 18:55 Kijkhuis 1

In the early 1980s, Tommaso Buscetta does something that rocks the mafia to its core. After becoming involved in the raging wars between the Sicilian mafia bosses, he decides to meet with Judge Giovanni Falcone and betray the eternal vow he made to the mafia.

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Sometimes Always Never

First Feature Competition

16:45 - 18:16 Kijkhuis 2

His son is missing, his family is lost, but his dress sense is immaculate! With a visual style and deadpan humor reminiscent of Wes Anderson and a career-best performance by Bill Nighy as a melancholic scrabble enthusiast, Sometimes, Always, Never is a winning combination. Triple word score!

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Look Beyond: Shorts

Specials

17:00 - 17:45 Old School

This year, LIFF will be looking into understanding through the medium of film. How do we, as viewers, relate to what is shown? By using virtual reality, lectures and personal short films, we try to find answers. Join us at Old School on Saturday 9 November!

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Bonkers! Shorts 2019

Shorts

17:30 - 19:00 Trianon 2

Last year a feature program, now also to see as shorts! These short films show you the craziest stuff filmmakers have come up with this year. Throw every expectation you have out of the window and just surrender to this crazy, idiotic, unbelievable program.

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Look Beyond: Shorts

Specials

18:00 - 18:45 Old School

This year, LIFF will be looking into understanding through the medium of film. How do we, as viewers, relate to what is shown? By using virtual reality, lectures and personal short films, we try to find answers. Join us at Old School on Saturday 9 November!

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Vivarium

Bonkers!

18:45 - 20:22 Trianon 3

A young woman and her fiancé (Jesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots) are in search of the perfect starter home. After following a mysterious real estate agent to a new housing development, the couple finds themselves trapped in a maze of identical houses and forced to raise an otherworldly child in this surreal fable.

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