Thursday 31 October

TEST ZPM

11:30 - 12:00 Academiegebouw

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Friday 01 November

Bye Bye Britain Brunch

Specials

11:00 - 11:30 Trianon 1

Our brunch was planned on November 1st because the UK was planning to leave the EU on that day. However, the deadline has been extended to January 31st, and our proposed “farewell” would be a little premature. We’ll still be playing the films, but have cancelled the Brexit Brunch.

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Bye Bye Britain Brunch

Specials

11:00 - 11:30 Trianon 2

Our brunch was planned on November 1st because the UK was planning to leave the EU on that day. However, the deadline has been extended to January 31st, and our proposed “farewell” would be a little premature. We’ll still be playing the films, but have cancelled the Brexit Brunch.

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Bye Bye Britain Brunch

Specials

11:00 - 11:30 Trianon 3

Our brunch was planned on November 1st because the UK was planning to leave the EU on that day. However, the deadline has been extended to January 31st, and our proposed “farewell” would be a little premature. We’ll still be playing the films, but have cancelled the Brexit Brunch.

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Beats

Panorama

11:45 - 13:21 Trianon 2

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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The Souvenir

Panorama

11:45 - 13:45 Trianon 3

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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Martin Eden

Panorama

11:45 - 13:54 Kijkhuis 1

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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Sorry We Missed You

Panorama

11:45 - 13:27 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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Saturday 02 November

The Report

Panorama

11:15 - 13:13 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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Deerskin

Bonkers!

11:30 - 12:47 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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Une Colonie

First Feature Competition

11:45 - 13:27 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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Stitches

Panorama

11:45 - 13:30 Kijkhuis 1

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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Sunday 03 November

25 jaar Leids Koraal

Specials

11:00 - 11:25 Trianon 1

Unfortunately, this film is in Dutch, without subtitles. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Bellbird

First Feature Competition

11:30 - 13:05 Trianon 3

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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Il traditore

Panorama

11:30 - 13:55 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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Best of LISFE 2019

Shorts

11:30 - 13:00 Trianon 2

A selection of the best shorts of the yearly Leiden International Short Film Experience. This short film festival in May expands every year, always gathering more great films, directors and depth. A program carefully selected by LISFE, for LIFF.

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And Then We Danced

Panorama

11:45 - 13:31 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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Monday 04 November

Monstri

First Feature Competition

11:30 - 13:26 Trianon 2

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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Luce

American Indie Competition

11:45 - 13:34 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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Tuesday 05 November

The Kill Team

First Feature Competition

11:30 - 13:07 Trianon 3

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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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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Portrait de la Jeune Fille en Feu

Panorama

11:45 - 13:45 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.

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Wednesday 06 November

The Report

Panorama

11:30 - 13:28 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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Lucky Grandma

American Indie Competition

11:45 - 13:25 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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Thursday 07 November

The Farewell

American Indie Competition

11:30 - 13:10 Trianon 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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On the Roof

Panorama

11:45 - 13:25 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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Out Stealing Horses

Nordic Watching

11:45 - 13:48 Kijkhuis 2

After the death of his wife, Trond retreats to a small village in the east of Norway. A chance encounter brings back memories of Trond’s youth… Hans Peter Morland made a stunning adaptation of Per Petterson’s award-winning novel of the same name.

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Friday 08 November

Bad Poems

Panorama

11:15 - 12:52 Trianon 2

Tamás' girlfriend breaks up with him and he wants to figure out if love only exists when it's practically gone. Super original Hungarian film somewhere in between Eternal Sunshine and Charlie and Hannah’s Grand Night Out. Melancholic dramedy with epic edits.

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Luce

American Indie Competition

11:30 - 13:19 Trianon 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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To the Stars

American Indie Competition

11:30 - 13:21 Kijkhuis 1

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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A Tale of Three Sisters

Panorama

11:45 - 13:33 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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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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Sunday 10 November

Parasite - ENG subtitles

Panorama

11:30 - 13:42 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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Kids Filmgala 2019

Specials

11:30 - 13:30 Stadsgehoorzaal

Unfortunately this event is in Dutch without subtitles.

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Une Colonie

First Feature Competition

11:45 - 13:27 Kijkhuis 2

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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Bellbird

First Feature Competition

11:45 - 13:20 Trianon 3

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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I Am Rembrandt

Specials

11:45 - 12:30 Trianon 2

Unfortunately, this film is in Dutch, without subtitles. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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