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10/11/21 10/11/21
The Afterlight

A spellbinding cinematic collage of hundreds of films from around the world brings together an ensemble cast of actors with one thing in common: each…

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11/11/21 11/11/21
The Crowd with Live Score from Matthew Bourne

King Vidor’s silent classic The Crowd is a landmark in realist filmmaking and a lacerating critique of the American dream. John Sims is a young man…

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15/11/21 16/11/21
De Cierta Manera + Pre-recorded Discussion

Newly restored, De Cierta Manera by Afro-Cuban director Sara Gómez is a fascinating docu-romance-drama and critical ethnographic study of a new…

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Funeral Parade of Roses

The radical heart of Japan beats loudly in Funeral Parade of Roses, which nimbly combines late-60s queer / transgender / underground Tokyo culture,…

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05/11/21 09/11/21

Director Hugo Santiago co-wrote Invasión with two giants of Argentine literature, Adolfo Bioy Casares and Jorge Luis Borges. Originally thought lost…

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05/11/21 13/11/21
The Parallel Street

Ferdinand Khittl’s poetic, mysterious and puzzle-like feature is a meta-documentary that binds together the themes of LIFF 2021’s Kafkaesque Cinema…

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08/11/21 08/11/21
Pilot Pirx's Inquest

A rarely screened adaptation of a story by the great Polish science fiction author, Stanislaw Lem, Pilot Pirx’s Inquest follows his most famous…

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05/11/21 09/11/21
Seven Samurai

A motley assortment of masterless Samurai bands together to defend a poor village from bandits. There are so many facets to this film’s greatness,…

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16/11/21 18/11/21
The Shop on the Main Street

Winner of the 1966 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film and presented as part of LIFF 2021’s Kafkaesque Cinema selection, The Shop on the Main Street…

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Throne of Blood

Fog, wind, trees and mist express the ghostly paranoia of a wily, crazed Samurai bonded to Spider’s Web Castle. Director Akira Kurosawa transposed…

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09/11/21 09/11/21
Tokyo Story

For the last decade of global film culture this film has often been placed at the top of the tallest tree: ‘The Greatest Ever’. Tokyo Story’s deepest…

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06/11/21 06/11/21
The Witness

Known as one of the greatest satires of communism, and presented as part of LIFF 2021’s Kafkaesque Cinema selection, The Witness was banned for over a…

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15/11/21 15/11/21
Xala (on 35mm)

Senegalese master Ousmane Sembène unleashed one of his most ingenious, scathing satirical dramas with Xala in 1975. He targets the new bourgeois elite…

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Leeds Film is supported by the BFI Audience Fund which aims to boost diversity and inclusivity, and to build a broad film culture across the UK which recognises and values the quality of difference and seeks to rebalance under-representation on screen, in the workforce and in audiences.