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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Chronicles Of A Wandering Saint
Chronicles Of A Wandering Saint
When a devout elderly woman finds a statue she think is long lost, what she decides to do next upends her life.
Orlando, My Political Biography
Orlando, My Political Biography
Docufiction interpretation of Virginia Woolf's novel.
Evil Does Not Exist
Evil Does Not Exist
A rural village faces disruption from the construction of a glamping site for Tokyo tourists.
One winter in Kibune, Kyoto, people find themselves stuck in a two minute time loop. As others try to work together to find out what's going on, one woman finds herself increasingly isolated.
Samsara is the Buddhist cycle of death and reincarnation. From the temples of Laos, alongside with teenage monks, we will accompany a soul in its transit from one body to another through the bardo.
Your Fat Friend
Your Fat Friend
Popular anonymous blogger Aubrey Gordon spent five years writing about the realities of living as a self-described “very fat person.” Now, she is about to face the public for the very first time.
All Of Us Strangers
All Of Us Strangers
A screenwriter embarks on a relationship with a neighbour at the same time as making a journey into his troubled past.
La Palisiada
La Palisiada
Two old friends, a detective and psychiatrist, investigate a murder of their colleague.
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.
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Leeds International Film Festival Features

Creating a spirited comedy
Tomás Gómez Bustillo on faith, competitive piety and humour in Chronicles Of A Wandering Saint
Bitter taste of an awards season row
Director of The Taste of Things on Binoche, Magimel and an Oscar polemic
Binoche’s recipe for a reunion
The Taste Of Things brings France’s celebrity couple together again
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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