The Oscar-qualifying Leeds international Film Festival opens this year with Yorgos Lantimos' Poor Things and has a packed line-up of high profile films and intriguing independent selections to enjoy.

With not all the films announced as yet, we're still adding details, so watch this space for more information.

The festival runs from 3 to 19 November.

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A mum who has lost her baby tries to work through her grief as she attempts to donate her milk.
Poor Things
Poor Things
The story of a young woman who has been brought back to life.
In 1858, a six-year-old Jewish boy is forcibly seized from his family by the Catholic church.
The Queen Of My Dreams
The Queen Of My Dreams
Against the backdrop of a shared obsession with Bollywood fantasy, Mariam, a Pakistani Muslim woman, and her Canadian-born daughter Azra come of age in two different eras.
Anatomy Of A Fall
Anatomy Of A Fall
A woman is accused of her husband's murder.
The Zone Of Interest
The Zone Of Interest
The daily lives of the Höss family outside the walls of Auschwitz.
Sultana's Dream
Sultana's Dream
Taking her inspiration from a feminist sci-fi short story written in Bengal in 1905, Inés sets out on a voyage of discovery around India in search of Ladyland, the Utopian land of women.
The Taste Of Things
The Taste Of Things
The story of Eugenie, an esteemed cook, and Dodin, the fine gourmet she has been working for over the last 20 years.
Fallen Leaves
Fallen Leaves
The course of potential love does not run smooth for shelf-stacker and a metal worker.
Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person
Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person
Sasha is a young vampire with a serious problem: she’s too sensitive to kill. When her exasperated parents cut off her blood supply, Sasha’s life is in jeopardy. Luckily, she a lonely teenager with suicidal tendencies. But their friendly agreement soon becomes a nocturnal quest.
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Leeds International Film Festival Features

Comedic bite
Ariane Louis-Seize on injecting Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person with humour
A kind of deliberate excess
Mick Harvey on Wim Wenders, Serge Gainsbourg and Mutiny In Heaven: The Birthday Party
Within the silences
Paris Zarcilla and Chi Thai discuss the legacy of colonialism and Raging Grace
Beaver fever
Mike Cheslik and Ryland Brickson Cole Tews discuss Hundreds Of Beavers
Scrutinising a killer obsession
Red Rooms director on cyber-security, new media, and the Fincher influence
Rights and wrongs
Amjad Al Rasheed on patriarchal structures and female empowerment in Inshallah A Boy
Reuben Hamlyn on non-consensual deepfake pornography and Another Body
Piercing vision
The unpredictable engines of Bong Joon-ho.
Snow business
John Hurt on Snowpiercer and his long career.

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