Leeds International Film Festival 2023

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Another Body Another Body
Another Body and Orlando, My Political Biography
Angel Applicant (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Ken August Meyer; Writer: Ken August Meyer)
Paul Klee, a Swiss-German painter, fled Germany in 1933 when he and other modern artists were vilified by the rising Nazi Party. Isolated in Switzerland, he developed a severe autoimmune disorder.
Another Body (Country: UK, US; Year: 2023; Director: Sophie Compton, Reuben Hamlyn; Writer: Sophie Compton, Reuben Hamlyn, Isabel Freeman)
A documentary following a college student’s search for justice after she discovers deepfake pornography of herself circulating online.
Break The Game (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Jane M Wagner; Writer: Jane M Wagner; Stars: Narcissa Wright, Alex Eastly)
Eighteen minutes and ten seconds. That’s how long it took Narcissa Wright to complete The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time in a record-breaking speed run. Over 18,000 viewers tuned in to watch her make history, but after coming out as trans, the subscriber count slowly dwindled down and interview requests stopped. As she struggles to reclaim her digital throne, hope comes in the form of a blossoming romance.
From Where We Stand (Country: UK; Year: 2023; Director: Lucy Kaye)
Stories of loss, migration, friendship, and mutual aid from Wakefield, Halifax and Middlesbrough.
Holding Up The Sky (Country: Belgium, Netherlands, Brazil; Year: 2023; Director: Pieter Van Eecke; Stars: Davi Kopenawa)
The Yanomami of Brazil know that if shamans stop dancing and life in the rainforest loses its balance, the sky will fall and crush everything beneath it. But gold diggers pollute rivers, shamans die, the rainforest perishes and the earth warms up.
Your Fat Friend Your Fat Friend
Your Fat Friend and Tish
The Hostage Takers (Country: Denmark; Year: 2023; Director: Puk Damsgaard Andersen, Søren Klovborg; Writer: Sean Langan; Stars: Puk Damsgaard Andersen, Søren Klovborg, Sean Langan)
A close friend of the murdered American war correspondent James Foley tracks down two members of the group of Islamic State terrorists called The Beatles, who held him and others captive in Syria, and learns their stories.
Orlando, My Political Biography (Orlando, ma biographie politique) (Country: France; Year: 2023; Director: Paul B Preciado; Writer: Paul B Preciado; Stars: Paul B Preciado)
Docufiction interpretation of Virginia Woolf's novel.
Ramona (Country: Spain; Year: 2022; Director: Andrea Bagney; Writer: Andrea Bagney; Stars: Francesco Carril, Bruno Lastra, Lourdes Hernández)
When Ramona meets the charismatic Bruno on one of her strolls through the city, it never occurs to her that she might encounter him again the following day. Will an innocent flirtation get in the way of her career dreams and the perfectly good relationship she has with her boyfriend?
Tish (Year: 2023; Director: Paul Sng; Stars: Trish Murtha)
A working-class photographer captures the impact of Thatcherism on the north of England but is unable to escape the poverty and inequality she exposed.
Your Fat Friend (Country: US, UK; Year: 2023; Director: Jeanie Finlay; Stars: Aubrey Gordon)
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.

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