This Academy Award, BAFTA and BIFA-qualifying film festival is back for another year with a great line-up with includes some of the most talked-about titles from the international festival circuit.

The festival runs from 3 to 17 November.

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Thunder
Thunder
Summer 1900, Switzerland. The sudden death of her older sister forces Elisabeth to return home. Stiffled by the strict rules of the village, Elisabeth is slowly driven to rebel for her right to live her life.
Hello, Bookstore
Hello, Bookstore
In the shadow of the pandemic, a small town rallies to protect a beloved local bookstore.
Medusa Deluxe
Medusa Deluxe
A murder mystery set in a competitive hairdressing competition.
My Imaginary Country
My Imaginary Country
Protests that exploded onto the streets of Chile's capital of Santiago in 2019 as the population demanded more democracy and social equality around education, healthcare and job opportunities.
Joyland
Joyland
As the Ranas, a happily patriarchal joint family, yearn for the birth of a baby boy to continue the family line, their youngest son secretly joins an erotic dance theater and falls for an ambitious trans starlet. Their impossible love story illuminates the entire family's desire for a sexual rebellion.
Huesera
Huesera
Valeria has long dreamed about becoming a mother. After learning that she’s pregnant, she expects to feel happy, yet something’s off. Nightmarish visions and an unshakeable paranoia have her questioning what she wants, and an ancient evil spirit may be the cause.
All The Beauty And The Bloodshed
All The Beauty And The Bloodshed
The story of artist Nan Goldin and the downfall of the Sackler family, the pharmaceutical dynasty often blamed for the US opioid epidemic.
The Blue Caftan
The Blue Caftan
Halim and Mina own a small family tailor shop that specializes in sewing ceremonial caftans. Since traditional hand-crafted work is time-consuming, Halim decides to hire an assistant, Youssef. The presence of the attractive young man arouses long-suppressed feelings in Halim, something that does not go unnoticed by his wife Mina.
Holy Spider
Holy Spider
A journalist tries to track down a serial killer who is murdering sex workers.
Alcarràs
Alcarràs
The Solé family spends the summer picking peaches - but this year’s crop may well be their last as new owners plan to replace the peach trees with solar panels and the family’s livelihood is threatened.
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Leeds International Film Festival Features

Stitching in feelings
Maryam Touzani on the inspiration for The Blue Caftan and its emotional fabric
The functional and the representational
Marie Kreutzer on Empress Elisabeth of Austria, the biographies of Sisi, and Corsage
Control, numbers and measurements
Marie Kreutzer on Vicky Krieps, Camille, and the look of Corsage
A different angle on life
Michael Koch and Michèle Brand discuss Swiss Oscar submission A Piece Of Sky
Walk through fear
Nan Goldin, Laura Poitras, Harry Cullen and Megan Kapler on All The Beauty And The Bloodshed
Celebrity culture
Vicky Krieps on Marie Kreutzer’s Corsage, Romy Schneider, and Margarethe von Trotta’s Bachmann & Frisch
The opposite will also be true
Eva Vitija on Loving Highsmith, Patricia Highsmith and the film adaptations of her work
To the end of the world
Ishizuka Atsuko on telling stories through emotion in Goodbye Don Glees!
Investigating a death
July Jung on student exploitation, suicide and Next Sohee
The stuff that dreams are made of
Andy Mitton on Covid, nightmares, infectious ideas and The Harbinger
From Joyland to the Corner Office
Tribeca-bound producer on Cannes winner and the joy of storytelling
Titanic plans
Teemu Nikki on why he was inspired to write a script from a blind man's perspective
Completing the trip
Bertrand Tavernier on Jacques Becker, Claude Sautet, Jean-Pierre Melville and his Journey Through French Cinema.
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