Saturday 09 November

O Beautiful Night

Bonkers!

11:15 - 12:44 Trianon 2

A young musician meets a mysterious man who speaks with an Eastern-European accent and claims to be Death himself. Together they embark on a nocturnal odyssey full of dark humor, and eccentric characters in illustrator-turned-director Xaver Böhm visually stunning fairytale.

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Flatland

Panorama

11:30 - 13:27 Trianon 3

A disastrous wedding night leads to an accidental killing, after which Natalie flees, together with her rebellious and heavily pregnant best friend Poppie on horseback. This eccentric not-quite-Western surprises from beginning to end with its colorful depiction of life in a small South African rural town.

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Judy

Panorama

11:30 - 13:28 Trianon 1

The compelling story of Judy Garland, who was so much more than just the girl from The Wizard of Oz. She’s played by Renée Zellweger, who, in turn, proves once again that she is so much more than just Bridget Jones.

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Todo Sobre Mi Madre

1999

11:30 - 13:10 Kijkhuis 2

Pedro Almodóvar’s modern classic is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a special screening at LIFF!

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System Crasher

First Feature Competition

11:45 - 13:43 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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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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A White, White Day

Nordic Watching

19:00 - 20:49 Kijkhuis 2

In a remote Icelandic town, an off-duty police chief begins to suspect a local man of having had an affair with his late wife, who died in a tragic accident two years earlier. Gradually his obsession for finding out the truth accumulates and inevitably begins to endanger himself and his loved ones.

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The Peanut Butter Falcon

American Indie Competition

19:00 - 20:37 Trianon 1

After running away from a residential nursing home to pursue his dream of becoming a pro wrestler, a man who has Down syndrome befriends an outlaw (Shia LaBeouf), who becomes his coach and ally in this lovely feel-good adventure.

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Look Beyond: Shorts

Specials

19:00 - 19:45 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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J'ai Perdu Mon Corps

First Feature Competition

19:30 - 20:51 Trianon 2

A cut-off hand escapes from a dissection lab with one goal in mind: to get back to its body. As it scrambles through the pitfalls of Paris, it remembers its life with the young man it was once attached to… until he met Gabrielle.

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The House of Us

Panorama

19:30 - 21:03 Kijkhuis 1

Hirokazu Kore-eda fans, pay attention! In The House of Us, the young Hana tries to navigate her parent’s divorce and other hardships of adult life. Director Ga-eun Yoon proves herself one of the world’s finest filmmakers in the way she captures contemporary childhood.

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Het Collectief Looks Beyond

Specials

20:00 - 21:30 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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Beats

Panorama

21:00 - 22:41 Wibar

Scotland, 1994. Best mates Johnno and Spanner are destined for different futures. In pursuit of adventure and an escape, the boys head out to an illegal rave for one last night together. A universal story of friendship, rebellion and the irresistible power of gathered youth.

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Stitches

Panorama

21:15 - 23:00 Trianon 3

Even after 20 years, Ana is still convinced that her child didn’t die right after he was born, but that he was taken away from her. A new lead gives her some hope, but how far is she willing to go without losing her family?

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Brittany Runs a Marathon

Panorama

21:15 - 22:59 Kijkhuis 2

Brittany decides, as you do, to drastically turn her life around and take up running. But is she going in the right direction? A brilliant Jillian Bell in this heartwarming, whip-smart comedy that you just need to experience every now and then.

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Luce

American Indie Competition

21:30 - 23:19 Kijkhuis 1

Model student Luce Edgar shocks his teacher, Harriet, with his essay on political violence. Now Harriet, Luce and his parents have to deal with complicated questions about race, identity, morality and more. This intense, intelligent and timely thriller will linger long after the credits roll.

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Parasite - NL ondertiteling

Panorama

21:30 - 23:42 Trianon 1

Lauded director Bong Joon-Ho has won the Palme d’Or for this magnificent film that is equal parts hilarious comedy and pitchblack drama. Follow the exploits of a family down on its luck that will do anything to get higher up in life, other people be damned.

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Bonkers! Surprise Screening

Bonkers!

21:45 - 23:16 Trianon 2

Escaped from a small village in India this film went on a rampage to the Toronto Film Festival and has now, for the first time, arrived in The Netherlands. But can it be stopped? This visual masterpiece is an attack on the senses and truly Bonkers in every way, but it will definitely be a unique experience. Do you dare?

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