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The Leeds International Film Festival continues to go from strength to strength in this, its 20th year. Although younger than its London and Edinburgh brethren, it still prides itself on a varied programme of features, documentaries and short film and this year's event from November 2 to 12, showcases some 220 films.
This year's big draw films include Ben Affleck starrer Hollywoodland. Also fresh from screenings in London are the Hanif Kureshi-scripted Venus and Kevin MacDonald's The Last King Of Scotland. This year there's also a brand new weekend strand, dedicated to horror movies. Fanomenon comprises 11 films, five of which are getting a UK premiere and runs from November 3 to 5. Highlights include a screening of Severance with a Live Director's commentary. News just in is that Isolation has won Silver Melies award.
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Ugandan dictator's rise to power as seen through the eyes of a young doctor.
Two prostitutes flee a murderous gang boss.
A drug-addicted teacher is befriended by a student.
A stolen laptop leads to revelations of loss, love and the quality of mercy.
Someone is causing a scene.
Riotous comedy that isn't scared to highlight social issues.
A surreal investigation of a closed society's dark psychic underbelly.
A boy's eye view of life with his single mum and a nutty neighbour.
A documentary about The Pixies.
A fictional documentary about an East German mission to colonise the moons of Jupiter.
Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara
Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent
Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses
A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle
Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988
The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable
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