Leeds International Film Festival 2014

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Leviathan Leviathan
Leviathan and The Imitation Game
Birdman (Birdman Or The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance ) (Country: US, France; Year: 2014; Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu; Writer: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo; Stars: Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Naomi Watts, Michael Keaton, Andrea Riseborough, Zach Galifianakis, Amy Ryan, Merritt Wever, Natalie Gold, Joel Garland, Anna Hardwick, Carrie Ormond, Clark Middleton, Bill Camp, Stefanie Bari)
A washed-up actor makes a bid on Broadway to reclaim his former glory.
Bird People (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Pascale Ferran; Writer: Guillaume Bréaud, Pascale Ferran; Stars: Josh Charles, Radha Mitchell, Mathieu Amalric, Clark Johnson, Anaïs Demoustier, Roschdy Zem, Geoffrey Cantor, Hippolyte Girardot, Genevieve Adams, Philippe Duclos, Erin Elizabeth Burns, Anne Azoulay, Sharon Mann, Akéla Sari, Bertrand Constant)
An American heads to Paris and deserts his old life.
The Boy And The World (O Menino e o Mundo) (Country: Brazil; Year: 2013; Director: Alê Abreu; Writer: Alê Abreu; Stars: Marco Aurélio Campos, Vinicius Garcia, Lu Horta)
A boy goes in search of his dad.
Catch Me Daddy (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Daniel Wolfe; Writer: Daniel Wolfe, Matthew Wolfe; Stars: Sameena Jabeen Ahmed, Connor McCarron)
A young woman on the run from her family finds herself in danger when her brother comes looking for her.
Concrete Clouds (Pavang rak) (Country: Thailand, Hong Kong; Year: 2013; Director: Lee Chatametikool; Stars: Ananda Everingham, Janesuda Parnto, Apinya Sakuljaroensuk, Katherine Reilly)
After a businessman commits suicide in the middle of the economic crisis, his sons come home.
Stations Of The Cross Stations Of The Cross
Stations Of The Cross and Rocks In My Pockets
Corn Island (Simindis Kundzuli) (Country: Georgia, Germany, France, Czech Republic, Kazakhstan; Year: 2014; Director: George Ovashvili; Writer: Roelof Jan Minneboo, George Ovashvili, Nugzar Shataidze; Stars: Ilyas Salman, Mariam Buturishvili, Irakli Samushia, Tamer Levent)
An old peasant and his innocent 16-year-old granddaughter sow corn on an island in the middle of the Inguri River dividing Georgia from Abkhazia.
The Drop (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Michaël R Roskam; Writer: Dennis Lehane; Stars: Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Erin Darke, James Frecheville, Matthias Schoenaerts, John Ortiz, Jeremy Bobb, Patricia Squire, Michael Aronov, Michael Esper, James Colby, Morgan Spector, Alex Ziwak)
A barman finds himself embroiled in mob trouble after a robbery and facing personal threat after finding a puppy in a dustbin.
Free Fall (Szabadesés) (Country: Hungary, France, South Korea; Year: 2014; Director: György Pálfi)
An old woman flies past six floors after jumping from the roof of her apartment block. Six stories on the poor state of humanity.
Frozen Stories (Opowiesci z chlodni) (Country: Poland; Year: 2011; Director: Grzegorz Jaroszuk; Writer: Grzegorz Jaroszuk; Stars: Piotr Trojan, Andrzej Walden, Justyna Wasilewska, Piotr Zurawski)
Black comedy about two supermarket workers.
Showing with Kebab And Horoscope
Goodbye To Language 3D (Adieu Au Langage) (Country: Switzerland; Year: 2013; Director: Jean-Luc Godard; Writer: Jean-Luc Godard; Stars: Kamel Abdeli, Dimitri Basil, Zoé Bruneau, Richard Chevallier)
Musings on relationship problems, betrayal and identity.
Birdman Birdman
Birdman and Catch Me Daddy
The Imitation Game (Country: UK, US; Year: 2014; Director: Morten Tyldum; Writer: Andrew Hodges, Graham Moore; Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Mark Strong, Charles Dance, Allen Leech, Tuppence Middleton, Rory Kinnear, Hayley Joanne Bacon, Steven Waddington, Tom Goodman-Hill, Matthew Beard, Hannah Flynn, Leigh Dent, Victoria Wicks)
Alan Turing helps crack the Enigma code.
Journey To The West (Xi You) (Country: France, Taiwan; Year: 2014; Director: Tsai Ming-liang; Stars: Lee Kang-sheng, Denis Lavant)
A slow-moving Buddhist monk acquires a follower on the streets of Marseille.
Kebab & Horoscope (Country: Poland; Year: 2014; Director: Grzegorz Jaroszuk)
One day you read your horoscope in your favourite magazine The Secret World of Animals and the stars tell you to change your life, quit your job and go into carpet marketing.
Showing with Frozen Stories
Leviathan (Leviafan) (Country: Russia; Year: 2014; Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev; Writer: Oleg Negin, Andrey Zvyagintsev; Stars: Aleksey Serebryakov, Elena Lyadova, Vladimir Vdovichenkov, Roman Madyanov, Anna Ukolova, Kristina Pakarina, Sergey Pokhodaev, Aleksey Rozin, Lesya Kudryashova, Aleksey Pavlov, Alim Bidnenko)
A car mechanic tries to defend his property with tragic consequences.
Love Steaks (Country: Germany; Year: 2013; Director: Jakob Lass)
Luxury hotel. Luxury clientele. Irritable staff. A couple who might fall in love, or they might leave their relationship in its raw state – like the titular steaks.
Song Of The Sea Song Of The Sea
Song Of The Sea and The Boy And The World
Modris (Country: Germany, Greece, Latvia; Year: 2014; Director: Juris Kursietis; Writer: Juris Kursietis, Juris Kursietis; Stars: Rezija Kalnina, Kristers Piksa)
A teenager runs into trouble when his mum betrays him to the police.
My Old Lady (Country: US, France; Year: 2014; Director: Israel Horovitz; Writer: Israel Horovitz, Israel Horovitz; Stars: Maggie Smith, Kristin Scott Thomas, Kevin Kline, Dominique Pinon, Francis Dumaurier, Anouk Dutruit)
An American inherits an apartment... and an unexpected resident.
No One's Child (Nicije dete) (Country: Serbia; Year: 2014; Director: Vuk Rsumovic; Writer: Vuk Rsumovic; Stars: Denis Muric, Pavle Cemerikic, Isidora Jankovic, Milos Timotijevic, Zinaida Dedakin, Miodrag 'Misa' Jelic, Mihailo Laptosevic, Bora Nenic, Marija Opsenica, Branka Selic, Tihomir Stanic, Goran Susljik, Ljuba Todorovic, Borka Tomovic, Draginja Voganjac)
Story based on the true tale of a boy who was found in the forest.
Paris Of The North (París Norðursins) (Country: Iceland, France, Denmark; Year: 2014; Director: Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson)
The tale of a recovering alcoholic, his largely estranged father, and their incompatible cohabitation.
Rocks In My Pockets (Country: US, Latvia; Year: 2014; Director: Signe Baumane; Writer: Signe Baumane; Stars: Signe Baumane)
An animated film exploring living with illness.
The Drop The Drop
The Drop and Winter Sleep
Song Of The Sea (Country: Ireland, Denmark, Belgium, Luxembourg, France; Year: 2014; Director: Tomm Moore; Writer: Will Collins, based on a story by Tomm Moore; Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, Pat Shortt, David Rawle, Jon Kenny, Lisa Hannigan)
A brother and sister find themselves on a magical adventure.
Stations Of The Cross (Kreuzweg) (Country: Germany; Year: 2014; Director: Dietrich Brüggemann; Writer: Anna Brüggemann, Dietrich Brüggemann; Stars: Hanns Zischler, Franziska Weisz, Florian Stetter, Birge Schade, Ramin Yazdani, Lucie Aron, Lea van Acken, Moritz Knapp, Klaus Michael Kamp, Georg Wesch)
The story of a teenager whose family are Catholic fundamentalists.
Stray Dogs (Country: France, Taiwan; Year: 2013; Director: Ming-liang Tsai; Writer: Peng Fei Song, Ming-liang Tsai, Chen Yu Tung; Stars: Shiang-chyi Chen, Kang-sheng Lee, Yi Cheng Lee, Yi Chieh Lee, Yi Ching Lu)
Story of a family living on the margins of Taipei.
Testament Of Youth (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: James Kent; Writer: Vera Brittain, Juliette Towhidi; Stars: Kit Harington, Hayley Atwell, Dominic West, Emily Watson, Miranda Richardson, Alicia Vikander, Colin Morgan, Anna Chancellor, Taron Egerton, Charlotte Hope, Joanna Scanlan, Emily Bevan, Amanda Fairbank-Hynes, Jonathan Bailey, Xavier Atkins)
A woman's coming of age during the First World War.
Timbuktu (Le chagrin des oiseaux) (Country: France, Mauritania; Year: 2014; Director: Abderrahmane Sissako; Writer: Abderrahmane Sissako, Kessen Tall; Stars: Pino Desperado, Abel Jafri, Toulou Kiki, Kettly Noël, Hichem Yacoubi)
After a herdsman accidentally kills someone, he finds himself a victim of Sharia law fundamentalists.
Love Steaks Love Steaks
Love Steaks and Timbuktu
Titli (Country: India; Year: 2014; Director: Kanu Behl; Writer: Kanu Behl, Sharat Katariya; Stars: Ranvir Shorey, Shashank Arora, Shivani Raghuvanshi, Amit Sial, Prashant Singh, Lalit Behl)
The youngest of a car-jacking gang plots to escape the business.
We Are Mari Pepa (Somos Mari Pepa) (Country: Mexico; Year: 2013; Director: Samuel Kishi; Writer: Samuel Kishi, Sofía Gómez-Córdova; Stars: Alejandro Gallardo, Arnold Ramírez, Moisés Galindo, Rafael Andrade, Petra Iñiguez Robles)
The four boys in the band Mari Pepa have only one song in their repertoire. Yet music is their big hope. Friendships and dreams are suffering from the constraints of everyday life. A film as poetic as punk rock.
Wild (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Jean-Marc Vallée; Writer: Nick Hornby, based on the book by Cheryl Strayed; Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Gaby Hoffmann, Michiel Huisman, Charles Baker, W. Earl Brown, Kevin Rankin, Brian Van Holt, Thomas Sadoski, J.D. Evermore, Nick Eversman, Leigh Parker, Mo McRae, Beth Hall, Cathryn de Prume)
Adaptation of the best-selling memoir of Cheryl Strayed, a young woman attempts the gruelling 1,100-mile hike across the Pacific Crest Trail.
Winter Sleep (Kis Uykusu) (Country: Turkey, France, Germany; Year: 2014; Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan; Writer: Ebru Ceylan, Nuri Bilge Ceylan; Stars: Haluk Bilginer, Melisa Sözen, Demet Akbag)
A hotel owner gradually has his delusions stripped away from him.
X+Y (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Morgan Matthews; Writer: James Graham; Stars: Lewis Adams, Percelle Ascott, Edward Baker-Close, Lee Bolton, Jason Thomas Brown, Asa Butterfield, Tasha Connor, Colin Coombs, Alexa Davies, Jake Davies, Paul J. Dove, James Frost, Sally Hawkins, Alex Lawther, Orion Lee)
An autistic teenage prodigy travels from the English suburbs for a maths competition in Taipei, challenging his safely defined outlook.

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