Leeds International Film Festival 2023

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River River
River and Shadow Of The Vampire
Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person (Vampire Humaniste Cherche Suicidaire Consentant) (Country: Canada; Year: 2023; Director: Ariane Louis-Seize; Writer: Christine Doyon, Ariane Louis-Seize; Stars: Sara Montpetit, Félix-Antoine Bénard, Steve Laplante, Sophie Cadieux, Noémie O'Farrell, Lilas-Rose Cantin, Arnaud Vachon, Marie Brassard, Madeleine Péloquin, Gabriel-Antoine Roy, Isabella Villalba, Patrick Hivon, Marc Beaupré, Micheline Bernard, Sylvie Lemay)
Sasha is a young vampire with a serious problem: she’s too sensitive to kill. When her exasperated parents cut off her blood supply, Sasha’s life is in jeopardy. Luckily, she a lonely teenager with suicidal tendencies. But their friendly agreement soon becomes a nocturnal quest.
Hundreds Of Beavers (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: Mike Cheslik; Writer: Mike Cheslik, Ryland Brickson Cole Tews; Stars: Ryland Brickson Cole Tews, Olivia Graves, Wes Tank, Doug Mancheski, Luis Rico, Jay Brown, Stephen Cervantes)
In this 19th century, supernatural winter epic, a drunken applejack salesman must go from zero to hero and become North America's greatest fur trapper by defeating hundreds of beavers.
Mad Cats (Country: Japan; Year: 2023; Director: Reiki Tsuno; Writer: Reiki Tsuno; Stars: Hikari Aiko, Asachill, Amanda B, Maari Iwata, Chiyuki Kanazawa)
Taka, a shiftless young man, sets off on a quest to find his brother Mune. Teaming up with a quirky new friend and an edgy, mysterious young girl along the way, Taka finds himself taking on a pack of vicious monster cats determined to execute unscrupulous pet shop owners.
Raging Grace (Country: UK; Year: 2023; Director: Paris Zarcilla; Writer: Paris Zarcilla; Stars: Max Eigenman, Leanne Best, David Hayman)
An undocumented Filipina immigrant is struggling to do the best she can for her daughter when she secures the perfect job, taking care of an extremely wealthy but terminal old man. The new position pays well and guarantees a roof over their heads but very soon, she realise that something is amiss.
Red Rooms (Les chambres rouges) (Country: Canada; Year: 2023; Director: Pascal Plante; Writer: Pascal Plante; Stars: Juliette Gariépy, Laurie Babin, Elisabeth Locas, Maxwell McCabe-Lokos)
A woman becomes obsessed with the trial of a murderer.
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Raging Grace and Restore Point
Restore Point (Bod Obnovy) (Country: Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Poland, Serbia; Year: 2023; Director: Robert Hloz; Writer: Tomislav Čečka, Robert Hloz, Zdeněk Jecelín; Stars: Andrea Mohylová, Matěj Hádek, Václav Neužil, Milan Ondrík, Karel Dobrý, Agáta Kryštůfková, Katarzyna Zawadzka, Jan Vlasák, Iveta Dušková, Richard Stanke)
It’s the year 2041, and humanity has reached the point where it can cheat death. Anyone who dies an unnatural death has the right to be brought back to life. All you have to do is to create a backup of your personality – a restore point – at least every 48 hours. But a movement of people try to sabotage this concept.
River (Country: Japan; Year: 2023; Director: Junta Yamaguchi; Writer: Makoto Ueda; Stars: Saori, Riko Fujitani, Shiori Kubo, Kazunari Tosa, Yoshimasa Kondô)
One winter in Kibune, Kyoto, people find themselves stuck in a two minute time loop. As others try to work together to find out what's going on, one woman finds herself increasingly isolated.
Shadow Of The Vampire (Country: US; Year: 2000; Director: E Elias Merhige; Writer: Steven Katz; Stars: John Malkovich, Willem Dafoe, Udo Kier, Cary Elwes, Catherine McCormack, Eddie Izzard, Aden Gillett, Nicholas Elliott, Ronan Vibert, Sophie Langevin, Myriam Muller)
Gothic comedy that revises the story of the making of silent film classic Nosferatu.

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