Friday 01 November

Mjólk

Nordic Watching

12:15 - 13:47 Kijkhuis 2

After her husband dies under suspicious circumstances, an Icelandic woman takes on the corruption of her local co-op and the outdated, exploitative system that supports it, in the latest from acclaimed filmmaker Grímur Hákonarson (Rams).

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Hors normes

Panorama

14:30 - 16:24 Trianon 1

In this beautiful true story by the directors of Intouchables and C’est la vie!, Bruno and Malik (Vincent Cassel en Reda Kateb) dedicate their lives taking care of autistic children and teens, and training young people from underprivileged areas to be their caregivers.

read more


Spider

Panorama

14:30 - 16:15 Trianon 3

Inés, Justo, and Gerardo were right-wing anti-Allende radicals in 1970s Chile. Now, Inés and Justo are respected businesspeople, but Gerardo's lingering political conviction threatens to expose the trio's shared past. A tense thriller about the traumatic parts of Chilean history.

read more


Luce

American Indie Competition

14:45 - 16:34 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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Flatland

Panorama

16:15 - 18:12 Trianon 2

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.

read more


A White, White Day

Nordic Watching

16:30 - 18:19 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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La Fille au Bracelet

Panorama

17:00 - 18:35 Kijkhuis 1

16-year-old Lise is accused of murdering her best friend. In court, she’s required to account for a way of life that doesn’t always comply with the morality approved of by the justice system. Family relations and social expectations are compellingly picked apart in this intelligent French courtroom drama.

read more


The Death of Dick Long

American Indie Competition

18:45 - 20:25 Trianon 2

Dick died last night, and Zeke and Earl don’t want anybody to find out how. That’s too bad though, ’cause news travels fast in small-town Alabama. From the director of Swiss Army Man -- and just as bizarre.

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Saturday 02 November

Echo

Nordic Watching

13:15 - 14:37 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.

read more


Portrait de la Jeune Fille en Feu

Panorama

13:45 - 15:45 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.

read more


System Crasher

First Feature Competition

14:00 - 15:58 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.

read more


Les Plus Belles Années d’une Vie

Panorama

14:15 - 15:45 Kijkhuis 2

Fifty years ago, Un Homme et Une Femme was released, Claude Lelouch’s beautiful and iconic film about love. This is the sequel that is just as beautiful, has the same cast, and continues the story where we left it back then.

read more


The House of Us

Panorama

15:00 - 16:33 Trianon 2

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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Litigante

Panorama

16:15 - 17:48 Kijkhuis 2

In between raising her young son, taking care of her ill-tempered, cancer-battling mother, and navigating her career as a top-notch lawyer dealing with a major corruption scandal, Silvia could very well be on the verge of a nervous breakdown. But at this most unlikely moment, Silvia embarks on a love story for the first time in years.

read more


It Must Be Heaven

Panorama

16:30 - 18:07 Kijkhuis 1

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.

read more


Alice

First Feature Competition

16:45 - 18:28 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!

read more


Why Don't You Just Die!

Bonkers!

17:00 - 18:35 Trianon 2

With a hammer behind his back, Matiev pushes the doorbell of a Russian apartment, ready for revenge. However, it turns out he's far from the only one this visually exciting splatter-punk action comedy, reminiscent of the early work of Quentin Tarantino and Guy Ritchie.

read more


La Belle Époque

Panorama

18:45 - 20:38 Kijkhuis 2

If you could go back to the good old days, would they truly be better? That is what Victor, a disillusioned man in his sixties, is about to find out as his life is turned upside down when he gets the chance to return to the most memorable week of his life.

read more


Sunday 03 November

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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The Souvenir

Panorama

14:00 - 16:00 Kijkhuis 2

An ambitious but shy film student (Honor Swinton Byrne) falls in love with a charismatic, mysterious older man (Tom Burke). As she throws herself into this intense and emotional relationship, she must try to distinguish between reality and fantasy.

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Hors normes

Panorama

14:00 - 15:54 Trianon 1

In this beautiful true story by the directors of Intouchables and C’est la vie!, Bruno and Malik (Vincent Cassel en Reda Kateb) dedicate their lives taking care of autistic children and teens, and training young people from underprivileged areas to be their caregivers.

read more


Seberg

American Indie Competition

14:30 - 16:06 Kijkhuis 1

Hollywood, 1968. The celebrated A BOUT DE SOUFFLE star and global style icon, American actress Jean Seberg returns from Paris to the States, but soon finds herself on the radar of an illegal FBI surveillance program because of her ties to the civil rights movement. Kristen Stewart shines as Seberg in this intriguing biopic.

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The Friend

American Indie Competition

16:30 - 18:34 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.

read more


The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão

Panorama

16:30 - 18:49 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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Three Summers

Panorama

16:45 - 18:19 Kijkhuis 1

Over a trio of summers, a caretaker for luxury condominiums relies on her resourcefulness and her eye for opportunity to take advantage of whatever comes her way. Sandra Kogut’s episodic small-scale reflection on national corruption is both humorous and inventive.

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Deerskin

Bonkers!

17:15 - 18:32 Trianon 3

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.

read more


Mjólk

Nordic Watching

17:30 - 19:02 Trianon 2

After her husband dies under suspicious circumstances, an Icelandic woman takes on the corruption of her local co-op and the outdated, exploitative system that supports it, in the latest from acclaimed filmmaker Grímur Hákonarson (Rams).

read more


Monday 04 November

Fahim

Panorama

12:00 - 13:50 Trianon 3

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.

read more


The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão

Panorama

12:00 - 14:19 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.

read more


La Belle Époque

Panorama

13:45 - 15:38 Trianon 1

If you could go back to the good old days, would they truly be better? That is what Victor, a disillusioned man in his sixties, is about to find out as his life is turned upside down when he gets the chance to return to the most memorable week of his life.

read more


Judy

Panorama

14:15 - 16:13 Kijkhuis 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.

read more


The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil

Bonkers!

14:45 - 16:34 Kijkhuis 2

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.

read more


Flatland

Panorama

16:15 - 18:12 Trianon 2

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.

read more


The Report

Panorama

16:30 - 18:28 Trianon 1

Senate staffer Daniel Jones is assigned the daunting task of leading an investigation into the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program after 9/11. But the release of his ‘Torture report’ encounters heavy opposition from the White House and CIA in this enthralling, old-school political thriller, thriving on an extraordinary performance by Adam Driver.

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Les Plus Belles Années d’une Vie

Panorama

16:45 - 18:15 Kijkhuis 1

Fifty years ago, Un Homme et Une Femme was released, Claude Lelouch’s beautiful and iconic film about love. This is the sequel that is just as beautiful, has the same cast, and continues the story where we left it back then.

read more


Maternal

First Feature Competition

16:45 - 18:16 Trianon 3

Lu and Fati are teen mums living in a religious shelter in Buenos Aires. When one of the girls runs away, a young nun named Paola takes care of her baby. A quiet, contemplative narrative feature debut from documentary maker Maura Delphero.

read more


And Then We Danced

Panorama

17:00 - 18:46 Kijkhuis 2

A young dancer tries to come to terms with his feelings for men within the framework of a repressive and conservative Georgian society. A touching story about love, prejudice and the freedom and restrictions of the language of dance, impressively shot by Levin Akin (Certain People).

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On the Roof

Panorama

18:45 - 20:25 Trianon 2

Prof. Rypar is a somewhat conservative pensioner who does not quite get along with the new times. When he finds a Vietnamese boy at the edge of the roof of his apartment, he decides to take him home and offer him a room. The two are very different individuals and find it hard to get along, however they both discover that they need one another.

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Tuesday 05 November

While at War

Panorama

12:15 - 14:02 Kijkhuis 2

With While At War, Alejandro Amenábar (Abre los Ojos, Mar Adrento, The Others) offers a revealing look at an important aspect of Spanish history: the start of the Spanish Civil War in 1936. Historical figure and philosopher Miguel de Unamuno decides to ask Franco for clemency when the lives of his colleague academics are threatened.

read more


On the Roof

Panorama

12:30 - 14:10 Trianon 2

Prof. Rypar is a somewhat conservative pensioner who does not quite get along with the new times. When he finds a Vietnamese boy at the edge of the roof of his apartment, he decides to take him home and offer him a room. The two are very different individuals and find it hard to get along, however they both discover that they need one another.

read more


Il testimone invisibile

Panorama

14:15 - 15:57 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.

read more


The Peanut Butter Falcon

American Indie Competition

14:30 - 16:07 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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J'ai Perdu Mon Corps

First Feature Competition

14:30 - 15:51 Kijkhuis 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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Bellbird

First Feature Competition

15:00 - 16:35 Trianon 2

This quietly powerful feature debut, told with warm humor, takes us into the heart of a small rural town in New Zealand, where a community comes together after a tragic death.

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Martin Eden

Panorama

16:00 - 18:09 Trianon 3

Based on the Jack London novel of the same name, Pietro Marcello’s latest follows a sailor trying to rediscover himself as a writer. A passionate and timeless story of class consciousness, romance and failed ideals.

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Stitches

Panorama

16:30 - 18:15 Kijkhuis 2

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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The Farewell

American Indie Competition

16:45 - 18:25 Kijkhuis 1

After learning their beloved matriarch has terminal lung cancer, her family opts not to tell her about the diagnosis, instead scheduling an impromptu wedding/reunion back in China. Based on an actual lie, this heartfelt story of family and togetherness was one of the highlights of the prestigious Sundance Festival.

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Wednesday 06 November

La Fille au Bracelet

Panorama

12:00 - 13:35 Kijkhuis 2

16-year-old Lise is accused of murdering her best friend. In court, she’s required to account for a way of life that doesn’t always comply with the morality approved of by the justice system. Family relations and social expectations are compellingly picked apart in this intelligent French courtroom drama.

read more


Ode to Nothing

Panorama

12:15 - 13:47 Trianon 2

Sonya lives her life in a lonely routine, struggling to keep her family-owned funeral home afloat. One day she finds a body lying at her doorstep, which is the start of a highly unusual friendship. An inscrutable, tender and bitterly comic film about the desire for companionship.

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Beats

Panorama

12:30 - 14:06 Trianon 3

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.

read more


Les Plus Belles Années d’une Vie

Panorama

14:00 - 15:30 Kijkhuis 1

Fifty years ago, Un Homme et Une Femme was released, Claude Lelouch’s beautiful and iconic film about love. This is the sequel that is just as beautiful, has the same cast, and continues the story where we left it back then.

read more


Judy

Panorama

14:00 - 15:58 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.

read more


A Tale of Three Sisters

Panorama

14:15 - 16:03 Kijkhuis 2

A father in a small village in the north of Turkey tries everything to give his daughters a better life. He sends them to rich families, as foster children and maids. All three of them return for various reasons. Are they better off at home?

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Days of the Bagnold Summer

First Feature Competition

14:15 - 15:41 Trianon 2

Based on the 2012 award-winning graphic novel by Joff Winterhart about Sue, a librarian, and Daniel, her fifteen-year-old son who listens only to Metallica. Directed by Simon Bird (The Inbetweeners) and with an original soundtrack by Belle & Sebastian: enough ingredients to make true LIFF favourite.

read more


Vivarium

Bonkers!

14:45 - 16:22 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.

read more


LUX: Cold Case: Hammarskjöld

Lux Film Prize

16:00 - 18:23 Kijkhuis 1

In 1961, United Nations Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld’s plane mysteriously crashed, killing Hammarskjöld and most of the crew. With the case still unsolved 50-plus years later, Danish journalist, filmmaker, and provocateur Mads Brügger (The Red Chapel, The Ambassador) leads us down an investigative rabbit hole to unearth the truth.

read more


Hors normes

Panorama

16:30 - 18:24 Trianon 1

In this beautiful true story by the directors of Intouchables and C’est la vie!, Bruno and Malik (Vincent Cassel en Reda Kateb) dedicate their lives taking care of autistic children and teens, and training young people from underprivileged areas to be their caregivers.

read more


Maternal

First Feature Competition

16:45 - 18:16 Kijkhuis 2

Lu and Fati are teen mums living in a religious shelter in Buenos Aires. When one of the girls runs away, a young nun named Paola takes care of her baby. A quiet, contemplative narrative feature debut from documentary maker Maura Delphero.

read more


Thursday 07 November

Spider

Panorama

12:00 - 13:45 Trianon 3

Inés, Justo, and Gerardo were right-wing anti-Allende radicals in 1970s Chile. Now, Inés and Justo are respected businesspeople, but Gerardo's lingering political conviction threatens to expose the trio's shared past. A tense thriller about the traumatic parts of Chilean history.

read more


Litigante

Panorama

12:00 - 13:33 Kijkhuis 1

In between raising her young son, taking care of her ill-tempered, cancer-battling mother, and navigating her career as a top-notch lawyer dealing with a major corruption scandal, Silvia could very well be on the verge of a nervous breakdown. But at this most unlikely moment, Silvia embarks on a love story for the first time in years.

read more


Parasite - NL ondertiteling

Panorama

13:45 - 15:57 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.

read more


Mjólk

Nordic Watching

14:00 - 15:32 Kijkhuis 1

After her husband dies under suspicious circumstances, an Icelandic woman takes on the corruption of her local co-op and the outdated, exploitative system that supports it, in the latest from acclaimed filmmaker Grímur Hákonarson (Rams).

read more


Amazing Grace

Panorama

14:15 - 15:44 Kijkhuis 2

In 1972, Aretha Franklin recorded Amazing Grace, the most successful gospel album of all time, at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles. The film recordings of these legendary evenings where never before shown to the public – until now!

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Why Don't You Just Die!

Bonkers!

14:15 - 15:50 Trianon 2

With a hammer behind his back, Matiev pushes the doorbell of a Russian apartment, ready for revenge. However, it turns out he's far from the only one this visually exciting splatter-punk action comedy, reminiscent of the early work of Quentin Tarantino and Guy Ritchie.

read more


Fahim

Panorama

14:30 - 16:20 Trianon 3

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.

read more


LUX: The Realm

Lux Film Prize

16:00 - 18:16 Kijkhuis 1

When a corrupt politician is made a scapegoat by his fellow colleagues, he must race against time to avoid prison by playing the system. This leads to a desperate realization about the corruption he helped maintain in this pulse-pounding new thriller.

read more


While at War

Panorama

16:15 - 18:02 Kijkhuis 2

With While At War, Alejandro Amenábar (Abre los Ojos, Mar Adrento, The Others) offers a revealing look at an important aspect of Spanish history: the start of the Spanish Civil War in 1936. Historical figure and philosopher Miguel de Unamuno decides to ask Franco for clemency when the lives of his colleague academics are threatened.

read more


Days of the Bagnold Summer

First Feature Competition

16:45 - 18:11 Trianon 2

Based on the 2012 award-winning graphic novel by Joff Winterhart about Sue, a librarian, and Daniel, her fifteen-year-old son who listens only to Metallica. Directed by Simon Bird (The Inbetweeners) and with an original soundtrack by Belle & Sebastian: enough ingredients to make true LIFF favourite.

read more


Harajuku

Nordic Watching

17:00 - 18:22 Trianon 3

Vilde is fascinated by Harajuku, a vibrant district in Tokyo. When her world is suddenly turned upside down, her only wish is to escape to Tokyo. A Nordic film like you have never seen before, dark but with a colorful twist.

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Il traditore

Panorama

18:30 - 20:55 Kijkhuis 2

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.

read more


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.

read more


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.

read more


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.

read more


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.

read more


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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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.

read more


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.

read more


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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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.

read more


Saturday 09 November

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.

read more


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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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.

read more


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.

read more


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!

read more


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.

read more


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.

read more


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.

read more


Sunday 10 November

Harajuku

Nordic Watching

12:00 - 13:22 Kijkhuis 1

Vilde is fascinated by Harajuku, a vibrant district in Tokyo. When her world is suddenly turned upside down, her only wish is to escape to Tokyo. A Nordic film like you have never seen before, dark but with a colorful twist.

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Ode to Nothing

Panorama

13:15 - 14:47 Trianon 2

Sonya lives her life in a lonely routine, struggling to keep her family-owned funeral home afloat. One day she finds a body lying at her doorstep, which is the start of a highly unusual friendship. An inscrutable, tender and bitterly comic film about the desire for companionship.

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Down to Earth

Specials

14:00 - 15:30 Volkenkunde

Travel around the world with a Dutch family who captures the life of indigenous groups on six different continents. Down to Earth serves as a wake-up call and a beacon of hope for the world of tomorrow.

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Spider

Panorama

14:00 - 15:45 Trianon 3

Inés, Justo, and Gerardo were right-wing anti-Allende radicals in 1970s Chile. Now, Inés and Justo are respected businesspeople, but Gerardo's lingering political conviction threatens to expose the trio's shared past. A tense thriller about the traumatic parts of Chilean history.

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The Friend

American Indie Competition

14:00 - 16:04 Kijkhuis 2

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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Amazing Grace

Panorama

14:15 - 15:44 Trianon 1

In 1972, Aretha Franklin recorded Amazing Grace, the most successful gospel album of all time, at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles. The film recordings of these legendary evenings where never before shown to the public – until now!

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La Fille au Bracelet

Panorama

14:15 - 15:50 Kijkhuis 1

16-year-old Lise is accused of murdering her best friend. In court, she’s required to account for a way of life that doesn’t always comply with the morality approved of by the justice system. Family relations and social expectations are compellingly picked apart in this intelligent French courtroom drama.

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Maternal

First Feature Competition

15:15 - 16:46 Trianon 2

Lu and Fati are teen mums living in a religious shelter in Buenos Aires. When one of the girls runs away, a young nun named Paola takes care of her baby. A quiet, contemplative narrative feature debut from documentary maker Maura Delphero.

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Alice

First Feature Competition

16:15 - 17:58 Kijkhuis 1

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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Sorry We Missed You

Panorama

16:15 - 17:57 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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To the Stars

American Indie Competition

16:30 - 18:21 Trianon 3

To the Stars is a beautifully shot black and white film set in 1960s Oklahoma. Iris Deerborne’s world changes completely when Maggie appears and an unlikely relationship between the two develops. A mesmerizing and almost mystical film, a true gem found at Sundance.

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Seberg

American Indie Competition

16:30 - 18:06 Kijkhuis 2

Hollywood, 1968. The celebrated A BOUT DE SOUFFLE star and global style icon, American actress Jean Seberg returns from Paris to the States, but soon finds herself on the radar of an illegal FBI surveillance program because of her ties to the civil rights movement. Kristen Stewart shines as Seberg in this intriguing biopic.

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Greener Grass

Bonkers!

17:15 - 18:56 Trianon 2

A deliciously twisted comedy set in a demented, timeless suburbia where every adult wears braces on their straight teeth, couples coordinate meticulously pressed outfits, and coveted family members are swapped in more ways than one in this competition for acceptance.

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The Peanut Butter Falcon

American Indie Competition

18:30 - 20:07 Kijkhuis 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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The Souvenir

Panorama

18:45 - 20:45 Kijkhuis 2

An ambitious but shy film student (Honor Swinton Byrne) falls in love with a charismatic, mysterious older man (Tom Burke). As she throws herself into this intense and emotional relationship, she must try to distinguish between reality and fantasy.

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Hors normes

Panorama

18:45 - 20:39 Trianon 1

In this beautiful true story by the directors of Intouchables and C’est la vie!, Bruno and Malik (Vincent Cassel en Reda Kateb) dedicate their lives taking care of autistic children and teens, and training young people from underprivileged areas to be their caregivers.

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