8 Picks at the 27th Leeds International Film Festival

Other than the cold, the damp and that slight nagging feeling that I should have started the Christmas shopping, November means one thing around these parts: the excellently programmed Leeds International Film Festival, now in its 27th year.

Beginning on Wednesday 6th November and lasting for 16 days, here's the annual plunge into the schedule to pick out a handful of things that look either good, bad or bizarre... or all three of those things in the case of HK: Forbidden Super Hero, a film about a man who wears pants on his head.

Alternatively, click here for all of our coverage of LIFF 25 and here for all of our coverage of LIFF 26, to give you an idea of what to expect.

Fri 15th Nov, 2013, 23:00 @ Hyde Park Picture House

Something of a treat, the original found footage film will be screening with the director in attendance and a showing of Xavier Mendik's documentary covering the film's history and influence. Ben will be covering this for us and I am therefore extremely jealous.

Sat 9th Nov, 2013, 20:00 @ Leeds Town Hall - Victoria Hall
Tue 12th Nov, 2013, 20:30 @ Leeds Town Hall - Victoria Hall

All hail Alexander Payne, who returns to familiar ground in the company of a man struggling with life. This time it's Bruce Dern, hell bent on collecting the lottery winnings he believes he's owed.

Fri 8th Nov, 2013, 21:00 @ Hyde Park Picture House
Sun 10th Nov, 2013, 20:30 @ Everyman
Fri 15th Nov, 2013, 21:00 @ Hyde Park Picture House

There's been positive word on this from those who saw it at Edinburgh and the promise of a twisty plot of intrigue, plus the presence Rutger Hauer make this very high on my festival 'must see' list indeed.

Sun 10th Nov, 2013, 20:30 @ Leeds Town Hall - Victoria Hall
Tue 12th Nov, 2013, 16:00 @ Leeds Town Hall - Victoria Hall

Send a load of artists and scientists off on a long ship around the desolate waters of Greenland and see what happens. Unsurprisingly, it looks like things might get a bit existential.

Sat 9th Nov, 2013, 16:00 @ Hyde Park Picture House
Sat 9th Nov, 2013, 20:00 @ Hyde Park Picture House
Wed 20th Nov, 2013, 16:00 @ Everyman

Yes, that really is a picture of a man whose superhero alter ego wears a mankini and pants. On his head. Hentai Kamen is out for justice and he's not about to take 'no, you look like an idiot' as a reason to stop. This is sure to be... something.

Thu 14th Nov, 2013, 16:00 @ Everyman
Fri 15th Nov, 2013, 14:00 @ Everyman

There's been plenty said about the Cuban Missle Crisis, so it will be interesting to see if this has anything new to offer. Still, at just seventy-eight minutes, there's little harm in calling in to find out.

Sun 10th Nov, 2013, 12:30 @ Everyman
un 17th Nov, 2013, 11:30 @ Hyde Park Picture House

A pint-sized version of the soon-to-be Edgar Wright Marvel film? Not quite, but this take on a series of Danish children's books looks delightful enough anyway.

Wed 13th Nov, 2013, 20:00 @ Everyman
Fri 15th Nov, 2013, 16:00 @ Everyman
Sat 16th Nov, 2013, 16:00 @ Vue in the Light

A Spanish The Sixth Sense but without Haley Joel Osment, with Comedy and set in a High School populated by ghosts who must graduate to 'move on'? Sold.

By Sam Turner. Sam is editor of Film Intel, and can usually be found behind a keyboard with a cup of tea. He likes entertaining films and dislikes the other kind. He's on , Twitter and several places even he doesn't yet know about.

1 comment:

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