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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
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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