The full LIFF29 programme is now live on leedsfilm.com, where you can explore the fantastic programme selection, celebrating the best new and classic cinema from around the world, including comedy, drama, thrillers, animation, documentaries, music film, short film and horror, sci-fi and cult screenings across the film festival’s five strands (Official Selection, Retrospectives, Fanomenon, Cinema Versa and Short Film City). There are over 300 screenings during 15 days at venues across the city including Leeds Town Hall, Hyde Park Picture House, Everyman Leeds, Cottage Road, Vue and many more. Visit our venues and partners pages to see full lists of the organisations we are working with to help make LIFF29 an unforgettable experience.
We are very excited to announce the magical, audience-enchanting romantic drama Brooklyn as our Opening Gala. Directed by John Crowley and set in the 1950s, Brooklyn is based on Colm Tóibín’s popular novel about an Irish immigrant finding love across the Atlantic. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother’s home for New York. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, and Eilis must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.
Another acclaimed period drama set in New York in the 1950s closes LIFF29 on 19th November. Directed by Todd Haynes, Carol is a stirring adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel The Price of Salt. With a spiralling emotional intensity, the film depicts a secret love affair between glamorous Manhattan housewife Carol and naive young department store clerk Therese. The consequences are seismic and far-reaching.
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