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Now in its 22nd year, the Leeds Film Festival runs from November 4 to 16.
This year's opening night gala is physical comedy Rumba. Films in the Official selection with vie for the Golden Owl. Controversial German filmmaker and gay rights campaigner Rosa von Praunheim is profiled through a special retrospective, while fantasy and horror fans can get their kicks through the Fanomenon strand. Films in this segment will take part in the Silver Melies competition, the winner of this will go forward along with others from festivals across Europe, to compete for the Golden Melies award.
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Offbeat comedy in the style of Tati.
A man in mid-life crisis retreats to his parents' loft.
When a town's prime lass is kidnapped in the Old West, a posse get together to bring her back. Easier said than done when the kidnappers are underground monsters.
An uneven relationship between a westerner and a Thai former sex worker.
After two teenagers find a dead girl in the basement of a disused mental asylum, the boundary between right and wrong becomes sickeningly blurred.
A youth released from a mental hospital tries to get back to normal but is haunted by the voice of his younger brother, who disappeared.
The complexities of love and relationships as experienced by various visually impaired people.
A woman acts out the dreams of a stranger.
Washed-up actor Bruce Campbell is forced to save the town of Gold Lick from ghost Guan-Di.
Training to kill, Afghan style, in the new American sponsored army.
Leeds International Film Festival Features
The Stars and Stripes Invasion Deauville launches its programme.
Locarno line-up announced Carlo Chatrian announces debut festival of 'contradictions'
Travolta Czechs it out Karlovy Vary in gear to go global.
Tropfest: New York Interviews and coverage from the short film festival.
Audrey's stroll on the dark side The star of Amélie on a new direction as Thérèse Desqueyroux
Bed and bawd Behind The Candelabra Matt Damon on getting into bed with Michael Douglas.
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