Saturday 4 November from 19:00 to 20:31 16+

The Royal Hotel Almost sold out


Ready for a 1.5-hour backpacking adventure in Australia? A remote outback town seems like the perfect place for two friends to earn some extra cash. Despite the wild landscape and venomous creatures, the greatest danger lies in the town’s local residents, whose charm and authenticity quickly take a sinister turn. Forget everything you know about thrillers and check in at The Royal Hotel, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.

LIFF Laboratory

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!


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 wrist watches 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.


91 min.

Spoken language



No subtitles




Kitty Green


Julia Garner, Jessica Henwick, Herbert Nordrum


Lido 3

Films is also screened on:

The Royal Hotel
Friday 27 October
19:00 - 20:31
Kijkhuis 1
€12,00 (Standard ticket)
The Royal Hotel
Monday 30 October
21:30 - 23:01
Kijkhuis 2
€12,00 (Standard ticket)
The Royal Hotel
Wednesday 1 November
14:45 - 16:16
Kijkhuis 2
€12,00 (Standard ticket)
The Royal Hotel
Friday 3 November
11:30 - 13:01
Kijkhuis 1
€12,00 (Standard ticket)

Emerging: Selections

Discoveries from all over the world. In this program, you will find standout films by talented and promising directors and actors. These films have been produced without Hollywood budgets but with a large dose of passion and talent. New stories, fresh perspectives and authentic, independent voices: in this program, you will always discover something new and exciting.

All films from this program