Testament Of Youth kicks off the festival Testament Of Youth kicks off the festival

The 28th edition of the festival will run from November 5 to 20, opening with the adaption of Vera Brittain's war memoir Testament Of Youth. The festival will close with Birdman - starring Michael Keaton - which has received a lot of critical buzz since it premiered in Venice.

Guests attending this year's festival will include Edwyn Collins and Gilles Peterson. The retrospective strand will include Comfort And Joy, Good Vibrations and Jour Du Fete - all screening as part of new initiative Leeds Free Cinema Week.

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The Imitation Game
The Imitation Game
Alan Turing helps crack the Enigma code.
The Drop
The Drop
A barman finds himself embroiled in mob trouble after a robbery and facing personal threat after finding a puppy in a dustbin.
Corn Island
Corn Island
An old peasant and his innocent 16-year-old granddaughter sow corn on an island in the middle of the Inguri River dividing Georgia from Abkhazia.
Rocks In My Pockets
Rocks In My Pockets
An animated film exploring living with illness.
Stations Of The Cross
Stations Of The Cross
The story of a teenager whose family are Catholic fundamentalists.
Winter Sleep
Winter Sleep
A hotel owner gradually has his delusions stripped away from him.
Catch Me Daddy
Catch Me Daddy
A young woman on the run from her family finds herself in danger when her brother comes looking for her.
Love Steaks
Love Steaks
Luxury hotel. Luxury clientele. Irritable staff. A couple who might fall in love, or they might leave their relationship in its raw state – like the titular steaks.
Combat Shock
Combat Shock
A Vietnam veteran struggles to cope with post-traumatic stress.
Grave Of The Fireflies
Grave Of The Fireflies
Isao Takahata's fiercely beautiful anti-war animated classic. Out for 25th anniversary re-release.
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