With Leeds cinemas closed at present, we're bringing you a selection featuring some of the best new international cinema and LIFF audience favourites to enjoy over Christmas and into the New Year on Leeds Film Player, with twelve new features available until 31 January. 
Presented with Hyde Park Picture House, Cocoon is a tender portrait of female adolescence and intimacy from Leonie Krippendorff, set during one sweltering hot summer in Berlin. Pilar Palermo’s Schoolgirls (available until 5 January 2021) is a tale of a young girl whose world is opened up by a new classmate, and Faraz Shariat’s No Hard Feelings is a moving love story about an Iranian teenager adjusting to life in a small town in Germany. 
Three titles presented in partnership with Modern Films include the gripping crime drama The Traitor, based on the life of Tommaso Buscetta, a Sicilian mobster who turned informer. In Shooting the Mafia, the lens also turns to the Mafia, as Kim Longinotto sheds light on a heroic photojournalist, Letizia Battaglia, who exposed their crimes. Beyond The Visible explores the life and work of the visionary abstract artist Hilma af Klint. 
Day for Night, who we are also partnering with, have a particularly interesting selection of recent films from emerging directors across Asia, from which we present two selections. These include Chaitanya Tamhane’s intelligent, understated Indian Courtroom drama Court, in which a folk singer faces trial following a fan's suicide, and Filipino Shireen Seno’s beautiful child’s eye drama, Nervous Translation.
We're also giving you the chance to see some previous favourites from LIFF. These include Liza, The Fox-Fairy (available from 23 December), a deliciously dark comedy which won the LIFF Audience Award for Best Film and is exclusively available in the UK through Leeds Film Player, Finnish drama One Last Deal (available until 27 January 2021), and the fascinating documentaries Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project and The Atom: A Love Affair.