Leeds International Film Festival 2014

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Ferpect Crime Ferpect Crime
Ferpect Crime and The Day Of The Beast
2001: A Space Odyssey (2001) (Country: UK, US; Year: 1968; Director: Stanley Kubrick; Writer: Stanley Kubrick. Based on the book by Arthur C Clarke; Stars: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter, Leonard Rossiter, Douglas Rain)
Kubrick and Clarke's quest to the stars.
The ABCs Of Death 2 (Country: US, New Zealand, Canada, Israel, Japan; Year: 2014; Director: Rodney Ascher, Julian Barratt, Robert Boocheck, Alejandro Brugués, Kristina Buozyte, Alexandre Bustillo, Larry Fessenden, Julian Gilbey, Jim Hosking, Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen, E.L. Katz, Aharon Keshales, Steven Kostanski, Marvin Kren, Juan Martínez Moreno, Erik Matti, Julien Maury, Robert Morgan, Chris Nash, Vincenzo Natali, Hajime Ohata, Navot Papushado, Bill Plympton, Dennison Ramalho, Todd Rohal, Jerome Sable, Bruno Samper, Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska, Sôichi Umezawa; Writer: Robert Boocheck, Alejandro Brugués, Jeff Buhler, Alexandre Bustillo, David Chirchirillo, Álex de la Iglesia, Julian Gilbey, Jeremy Gillespie, Toby Harvard, Jim Hosking, Juan Martínez Moreno, Julien Maury, Nicholas Musurca, Chris Nash and others; Stars: Tristan Risk, Martina García, Béatrice Dalle, Laurence R. Harvey, Andy Nyman, Lee Majdoub, C. Ernst Harth, Miguel Ángel Muñoz, Jerod Meagher, Alys Crocker, Victoria Broom, Ian Virgo, Kestrin Pantera, Alan McKenna, Iván González)
Horror anthology in 26 chapters.
Asmodexia (Country: Spain; Year: 2014; Director: Marc Carreté; Writer: Marc Carreté, Mike Hostench; Stars: Albert Baró, Marta Belmonte, Pepo Blasco, Roser Bundó, Ramon Canals, Marina Durán, Lina Gorbaneva, Lluís Marco, Irene Montalà, Clàudia Pons, Mireia Ros, José García Ruiz, Sílvia Sabaté)
Story of an exorcist and his granddaughter.
The Canal (Country: Ireland; Year: 2014; Director: Ivan Kavanagh; Writer: Ivan Kavanagh; Stars: Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Rupert Evans, Steve Oram, Hannah Hoekstra, Calum Heath, Anneke Blok, Serena Brabazon, Maura Foley, Anthony Murphy, Kelly Byrne, Sinead Watters, Carl Shaaban, Alicja Ayres)
Film archivist David and his wife are perfectly happy—or so he believes. When a looming secret shatters their marriage at the same time as a turn-of-the-century film reel he is studying reveals their house to be the site of a 1902 multiple-murder, David begins to unravel, and the house’s eerie history threatens to repeat itself.
Combat Shock (American Nightmares) (Country: US; Year: 1984; Director: Buddy Giovinazzo; Writer: Buddy Giovinazzo; Stars: Rick Giovinazzo, Veronica Stork, Mitch Maglio, Asaph Livni, Nick Nasta, Michael Tierno, Arthur Saunders, Lori Labar, Jim Cooney, Ray Pinero, Leo Lunney, Eddie Pepitone, Martin Blank, Bob Mireau, Tom Desantis)
A Vietnam veteran struggles to cope with post-traumatic stress.
What We Do In The Shadows What We Do In The Shadows
What We Do In The Shadows and Interstella 5555 The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5sytem
The Day Of The Beast (Country: Spain; Year: 1995; Director: Álex de la Iglesia; Writer: Jorge Guerricaechevarría, Álex de la Iglesia; Stars: Álex Angulo, Santiago Segura, Armando de Razza, Terele Pávez, Nathalie Seseña, Maria Grazia Cucinotta )
A Basque priest discovers that the Antichrist is due to be born in Madrid on Christmas Day and sets out to avert the apocalypse with the help of a heavy metal fan and a television psychic.
Deadbeat At Dawn (Country: US; Year: 1988; Director: Jim Van Bebber; Writer: Jim Van Bebber; Stars: Paul Harper, Jim Van Bebber, Megan Murphy, Ric Walker, Marc Pitman, Maureen Allisse, Tom Burns, Steve King, Dave Parker, Bill Stover, Carol Lee, Mark Gillespie, Tom Harris, John Bradley, Lili Hendler)
A gang member struggles to quit the way of life.
Dragonball Z: Battle Of The Gods (Country: Japan; Year: 2013; Director: Masahiro Hosoda; Writer: Akira Toriyama, Akira Toriyama, Yûsuke Watanabe; Stars: Masako Nozawa, Laura Bailey, John Burgmeier, Chris Cason, Shigeru Chiba, Colleen Clinkenbeard, Justin Cook, Cynthia Cranz, Jason Douglas, Kara Edwards, Hiroko Emori, Toshio Furukawa, Tôru Furuya, Tesshô Genda, Kyle Hebert)
A new power awakens and threatens humanity.
Drew: The Man Behind The Poster (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Erik P Sharkey; Stars: Drew Struzan, Harrison Ford, Michael J Fox)
A documentary about the film poster artist Drew Struzan.
Ferpect Crime (Crimen Ferpecto) (Country: Spain/Italy/France; Year: 2004; Director: Alex de la Iglesia; Writer: Alex de la Iglesia, Jorge Guerricaechevarria; Stars: Guillermo Toledo, Monica Cervera, Luis Varela, Fernando Tejero, Kira Miro, Enrique Villen, Javier Gutierrez, Tosario Pardo, Gracia Olaya)
An accidental killing leads to funny consequences of a psychotic nature.
Grave Of The Fireflies Grave Of The Fireflies
Grave Of The Fireflies and WolfCop
Free To Play (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: n/a; Stars: Benedict Lim, Danil Ishutin, Clinton Loomis, Pete Grenier, Tony Grenier, Edwin Leong, Jeremy Lin, Karen Loomis, Jon Robinson)
Documentary about professional video game players.
From Bedrooms To Billions (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Anthony Caulfield, Nicola Caulfield; Writer: Anthony Caulfield, Nicola Caulfield; Stars: Shahid Ahmad, Nigel Alderton, Nick Alexander, Chris Anderson, Mike Austin, Pete Austin, Jim Bagley, David Braben, Gary Bracey, Tom Bramwell, Geoff Brown, Martyn Brown, Simon Butler, Raffaele Cecco, Charles Cecil)
Story of UK video game pioneers.
Ghost In The Shell (Kôkaku Kidôtai) (Country: Japan; Year: 1995; Director: Mamoru Oshii; Writer: Kazunori Itô, Masamune Shirow; Stars: Akio Ôtsuka, Atsuko Tanaka, Iemasa Kayumi, Kôichi Yamadera, Tamio Ôki, Stephen Apostolina, Steve Blum, Steve Bulen, Toni Burke, Richard Cansino, Tom Carlton, George Celik, Shigeru Chiba, Gina Connell, Richard Epcar)
A cyborg cop and her partner hunt a powerful hacker.
Giovanni's Island (Giovanni no Shima) (Country: Japan; Year: 2014; Director: Mizuho Nishikubo; Writer: Shigemichi Sugita, Shigemichi Sugita, Wendee Lee, Yoshiki Sakurai; Stars: Natalie Hoover, Masachika Ichimura, Polina Ilyushenko, Hiroshi Inuzuka, Saburô Kitajima, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yukie Nakama, Laura Post, Yûsuke Santamaria, Junya Taniai, Kaoru Yachigusa, Kanako Yanagihara, Kota Yokoyama, Kouta Yokoyama)
Two brothers must face up to the reality of war.
Grave Of The Fireflies (Hotaru no haka, Graveyard of Fireflies) (Country: Japan; Year: 1988; Director: Isao Takahata; Writer: Isao Takahata. based on the novel by Akiyuki Nosaka; Stars: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Yoshiko Shinohara, Akemi Yamaguchi, J Robert Spencer, Rhoda Chrosite, Veronica Taylor, Amy Jones)
Isao Takahata's fiercely beautiful anti-war animated classic. Out for 25th anniversary re-release.
Combat Shock Combat Shock
Combat Shock and Housebound
Halleluiah (Alleluia) (Country: Belium, France; Year: 2014; Director: Fabrice Du Welz; Writer: Fabrice Du Welz, Vincent Tavier; Stars: Lola Dueñas, Héléna Noguerra, Laurent Lucas, Stéphane Bissot, David Murgia)
A woman who yearns for freedom falls for a con man and will do anything to keep him.
A Hard Day (Kkeut-kka-ji-gan-da) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2014; Director: Seong-hoon Kim; Writer: Seong-hoon Kim; Stars: Seon-gyun Lee, Jin-woong Jo, Man-shik Jeong)
When a detective tries to cover up his involvement in a car accident, he finds himself in trouble.
Home For Christmas (Hjem Til Jul) (Country: Norway; Year: 2010; Director: Bent Hamer, Levi Henriksen; Writer: Bent Hamer; Stars: Nina Andresen Borud, Trond Fausa Aurvaag, Arianit Berisha)
A series of interconnected stories see the residents of a small Norwegian town encounter life-changing moments on a Christmas Eve filled with possibilities.
Housebound (Country: New Zealand; Year: 2014; Director: Gerard Johnstone; Writer: Gerard Johnstone; Stars: Morgana O'Reilly, Rima Te Wiata, Glen-Paul Waru, Cameron Rhodes, Millen Baird)
A failed criminal is placed under house arrest with her overbearing mother - and the house may be haunted.
House At The End Of Time (Country: Venezuela; Year: 2013; Director: Alejandro Hidalgo; Stars: Ruddy Rodriguez, Rosmel Bustamante, Adriana Calzadilla, Gonzalo Cubero. Guillermo Garcia)
A woman released from a lengthy prison term for killing her family returns to the scene of the crime to reckon with the curse that could spell a wider doom.
Tokyo Tribe Tokyo Tribe
Tokyo Tribe and The Kingdom Of Dreams And Madness
Interstella 5555 The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5sytem (Country: Japan/France; Year: 2003; Director: Kazuhisa Takenouchi, Leiji Matsumoto; Writer: Thomas Bangalter, Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo, Cédric Hervet; Stars: Romanthony)
Daft Punk and Leiji Matsumoto’s animated house odyssey.
The Kingdom Of Dreams And Madness (Yume to kyôki no ohkoku) (Country: Japan; Year: 2013; Director: Mami Sunada; Stars: Hideaki Anno, John Lasseter, Hayao Miyazaki, Toshio Suzuki, Isao Takahata)
Documentary about famed animation Studio Ghibli.
The Last Circus (Balada Triste De Trompeta) (Country: Spain, France; Year: 2010; Director: Álex de la Iglesia; Writer: Álex de la Iglesia; Stars: Carlos Areces, Antonio de la Torre, Carolina Bang)
Two clowns become embroiled in a tug of war for the heart of an acrobat.
Letters From A Dead Man (Pisma myortvogo cheloveka) (Country: Soviet Union; Year: 1986; Director: Konstantin Lopushanskiy; Writer: Konstantin Lopushanskiy, Vyacheslav Rybakov, Boris Strugatskiy; Stars: Rolan Bykov, Iosif Ryklin, Viktor Mikhaylov, Aleksandr Sabinin, Nora Gryakalova, Vera Mayorova, Vatslav Dvorzhetsky, Svetlana Smirnova, Nikolai Alkanov, Vadim Lobanov)
In a post-apocalyptic world a scholar recites letters to his dead son.
A Masque Of Madness (Notes On Film 06-B, Monologue 02) (Country: Austria; Year: 2013; Director: Norbert Pfaffenbichler; Writer: Norbert Pfaffenbichler; Stars: Boris Karloff)
Old movies reminisce about Boris Karloff's career.
The Last Circus The Last Circus
The Last Circus and Witching And Bitching
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (Country: Japan; Year: 1984; Director: Hayao Miyazaki; Writer: Hayao Miyazaki)
Princess Nausicaa? strives to end a bloodthirsty war in the far future in this enduringly popular anime.
Nocturna (Country: Spain, France; Year: 2007; Director: Adrià García, Víctor Maldonado; Writer: Adrià García, Víctor Maldonado, Teresa Vilardell; Stars: Imanol Arias, Joe Lewis, Molly Malcolm, Robert Paterson, Natalia Rodríguez, Lloyd F. Booth Shankley, Carlos Sobera, Joshua Zamrycki)
An orphan boy goes on a nighttime adventure.
Patch Town (Country: Canada; Year: 2014; Director: Craig Goodwill; Writer: Christopher Bond, Jessie Gabe, Craig Goodwill, Craig Goodwill, Trevor Martin; Stars: Julian Richings, Zoie Palmer, Scott Thompson, Jon Cor, Peter DaCunha, Rob Ramsay, Barry Flatman, Alan C. Peterson, Allana Harkin, Jake Michaels, Tom Barnett, David Christo, Kayla DiVenere, Joe Delfin, Darryl Dinn)
In Patch Town babies born in cabbages are transformed into dolls for young children. When their owners grow up they are returned to Patch Town, turned back into humans and forced to work in the factory. Jon, a worker, remembers his human ‘mother’ and is determined to escape and track her down.
Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno (Country: Japan; Year: 2014; Director: Keishi Ohtomo; Writer: Nobuhiro Watsuki; Stars: Takeru Satô, Emi Takei, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Yôsuke Eguchi, Yûsuke Iseya, Munetaka Aoki, Yû Aoi, Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Tao Tsuchiya, Min Tanaka, Kazufumi Miyazawa, Yukiyoshi Ozawa, Ken'ichi Takitô, Ryosuke Miura, Tomomi Maruyama)
A retired warrior is forced to take up his sword again to defend Japan.
The Samurai (Country: Germany; Year: 2014; Director: Till Kleinert; Writer: Till Kleinert; Stars: Michel Diercks, Pit Bukowski)
A young police officer is drawn into a mysterious maniac's murderous plans.
The Samurai The Samurai
The Samurai and 2001: A Space Odyssey
The Satellite Girl And Milk Cow (Uribyeol ilhowa ulrookso) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2014; Director: Chang Hyung-Yun; Writer: Chang Hyung-Yun; Stars: Yoo Ah-in, Jung Yu-mi)
A bizarre trio of heroes ward off evil.
Street Trash (Country: US; Year: 1987; Director: James M Muro; Writer: Roy Frumkes, James M. Muro; Stars: Mike Lackey, Bill Chepil, Vic Noto, Mark Sferrazza, Jane Arakawa, Nicole Potter, Pat Ryan, Clarenze Jarmon, Bernard Perlman, Miriam Zucker, M. D'Jango Krunch, James Lorinz, Morty Storm, Sam Blasco, Bruce Torbet)
A detetive is determined to clean up New York.
The Taking (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Cezil Reed, Lydelle Jackson; Writer: Lydelle Jackson, Cezil Reed; Stars: John Halas, Alana Jackler, Lynnette Gaza, Linda Kennedy, Frank Bliss, Lynn Mastio Rice, Olivia Szego, Gordon Price, Katrin Boggan, Corrine Brush, Dan Bussanich, Shawna Carl, Mia Elliott, Travis Everett, Jason Frye)
Two market stall holders fall foul of a loan shark.
Tokyo Tribe (Country: Japan; Year: 2014; Director: Shion Sono; Writer: Santa Inoue, Shion Sono; Stars: Akihiro Kitamura, Ryôhei Suzuki, Hitomi Katayama, Hiroko Yashiki, Kokone Sasaki, Shôta Sometani, Shôko Nakagawa, Riki Takeuchi, Yôsuke Kubozuka, Denden, Haruna Yabuki, Yui Ichikawa, Shunsuke Daitô, Motoki Fukami, Takuya Ishida)
Hybrid of Yakuza gang action and hip-hop musical.
Tusk (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Kevin Smith; Writer: Kevin Smith; Stars: Michael Parks, Justin Long, Genesis Rodriguez, Haley Joel Osment, Johnny Depp, Harley Morenstein, Ralph Garman, Jennifer Schwalbach Smith, Harley Quinn Smith, Lily-Rose Melody Depp, Ashley Greene, Douglas Banks, Matthew Shively, Zak Knutson, Bill Bennett)
When a young writer calls on an elderly man in the hope of hearing some interesting stories for his podcast, he has no idea that the old man has plans to turn him into a walrus...
Featuring a Skype interview with director Kevin Smith
Visitor To A Museum (Posetitel muzeya) (Country: Soviet Union, West Germany, Switzerland; Year: 1989; Director: Konstantin Lopushanskiy; Writer: Konstantin Lopushanskiy; Stars: Viktor Mikhaylov, Vera Mayorova, Vadim Lobanov, Irina Rakshina, Aleksandr Rasinsky, Iosif Ryklin, Yu. Sobolev, Vladimir Firsov)
A man’s treacherous journey to reach an offshore museum containing the last vestiges of a pre-apocalypse civilisation.
What We Do In The Shadows (Year: 2014; Director: New Zealand, US; Writer: Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement; Stars: Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement, Jonathan Brugh, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Stu Rutherford, Jackie van Beek, Ben Fransham, Elena Stejko, Jason Hoyte)
Vampire mockumentary.
When Animals Dream (Når Dyrene Drømmer) (Country: Denmark; Year: 2014; Director: Jonas Alexander Arnby; Writer: Rasmus Birch; Stars: Lars Mikkelsen, Jakob Oftebro, Sonja Richter, Gustav Dyekjær Giese, Mads Riisom, Stig Hoffmeyer, Tina Gylling Mortensen)
The appearance of dead bodies troubles an adolescent girl living on an island who can feel herself beginning to change.
Wings of Honneamise (Country: Japan; Year: 1987; Director: Hiroyuki Yamaga; Writer: Mary Mason, Kevin Seymour, Hiroyuki Yamaga, Hiroshi Ônogi; Stars: Masahiro Anzai, Stephen Apostolina, Arlene Banas, Steve Blum, Steve Bulen, Bryan Cranston, Christopher de Groot, Mari Devon, Dyanne DiRosario, Dorothy Elias-Fahn, Richard Epcar, Jonathan Fahn, Tom Fahn, Michael Forest, Jeff Frayer)
A young astronaut takes plart in a controversial space programme.
Witching And Bitching (Las Brujas De Zugarramurdi) (Country: Spain, France; Year: 2013; Director: Álex de la Iglesia; Writer: Jorge Guerricaechevarría, Álex de la Iglesia; Stars: Hugo Silva, Mario Casas, Carmen Maura, Gabriel Delgado, Carlos Areces, Carolina Bang, Macarena Gómez, Pepón Nieto, Secun de la Rosa, María Barranco, Jaime Ordóñez, Enrique Villén, Terele Pávez, Beatriz Urzáiz, Julián Valcárcel-Carbonell)
When three men go on the run after a heist goes bad, they run into a coven of witches.
WolfCop (Country: Canada; Year: 2014; Director: Lowell Dean; Writer: Bannister Bergen, Lowell Dean; Stars: Leo Fafard, Amy Matysio, Jonathan Cherry, Sarah Lind, Aidan Devine, Jesse Moss, Corinne Conley, James Whittingham, Ryland Alexander, Laura Abramsen, Graham Bell, Victor Lam, Glenn LaPointe, Cheryl Mazil, Rob Hoskins)
A lazy small town policeman becomes a lycanthropic crime fighting hero when the moon is full.
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