Junta Yamaguchi is back with a time loop film! Following Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes, we now find ourselves at the Fujiya Inn. Waitress Mikoto stands at the river behind the hotel. She goes back into the hotel when being called by her boss, only to find herself back at the river two minutes later. Once again, these two minutes seem to be infinite: all staff and guests of the hotel are in this loop. For some, it’s a disaster, for others, a welcome escape. This title is a must-see for anyone who appreciates a bit of ‘what the …’. Will this be Yamaguchi’s second win in our Bonkers! competition?
Do you want to find out whether a thrilling moment actually makes your heart skip a beat? And is it possible to measure how much impact a film has on you? The LIFF laboratory screenings in LIDO 3 on November 4 and 5 require your participation! These screenings are an eclectic mix of cinema and science, on which we collaborate with, among others, the CHDR, Bioscopen Leiden, Leiden University, and distributor Cinéart. So come by and watch one of our amazing films, while your heart rate, your skills, your opinions or your taste buds are put to the test!
CHDR at LIFF
During this screening, the CHDR will track the heart rates of some audience members in order to investigate what actually happens to your heart rate when a film scares you, for example, or when a film makes you laugh a lot. The CHDR will use wristwatches for this experiment, which will be distributed before the screening. The results of this experiment will be processed anonymously.
The Centre for Human Drug Research is a foundation from Leiden. They test the effects of a range of medicines on healthy volunteers as well as patients. The money earned from this will be invested in the CHDR’s own research, the training of new investigators, and educating people about the importance of drug research.
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Bonkers! is a whirlwind trip through innovative, strange, and otherworldly films that break the boundaries of genres and look for new ways to reverently smash sacred houses. Sometimes absurd, sometimes shocking, but always good, or at least good for a heavy discussion afterwards. Join us down the rabbit hole and experience the film festival in its, shall we say, purest form.