We’re delighted to announce the full line up for this year Film Festival and you can browse the programme by A to Z, programme section and day by day. The 24th edition opens with a special preview gala of the hugely anticipated British drama The King’s Speech. Fresh from critical triumph at its world premiere screenings at Toronto International Film Festival, where the film also won the prestigious People’s Choice Award, The King’s Speech will have an exclusive screening at Leeds International Film Festival ahead of its UK release in January.
Partly shot in Bradford and Leeds, and from the director of The Damned United, The King’s Speech is based on the true story of Queen Elizabeth II’s father, Prince Albert and his struggle to overcome a crippling stammer. Thrust into the international spotlight, Prince Albert engages the help of Lionel Logue to find his voice to guide the nation, forging a remarkable friendship in the process. The multi-award winning cast includes Colin Firth as Prince Albert, Geoffrey Rush as Logue, Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce, Derek Jacobi, Timothy Spall, and Michael Gambon.
The film will be screened in the beautiful surroundings of the Victoria Hall in Leeds Town Hall on Thursday 4th November at 7.30pm. Tickets are £6.50/£5.00 and are available by calling 0113 224 3801 or here on the website. Buying tickets in advance is highly recommended. The screening will start at 7.30pm – early arrival is advised, and the Film Festival bar in the Town Hall foyer will be open from 6pm.