Five More LIFF28 Picks - From Irish Folk Tales to Cross-Dressing Killers

I've been looking forward to being able to return to Leeds for LIFF28 basically since I returned home from LIFF27, and I can't wait to spend some time taking in as much of what the festival has to offer as I can later on this month.

To get a flavour of what LIFF has to offer, take a gander at our coverage of last year's festival. Last Friday saw Sam pick out his five to watch from the LIFF28 programme, so here are my five to add into the mix.

Friday 14th November 17:00 @ Leeds Everyman Trinity
Sunday 16th November 17:00 @ Leeds Everyman Trinity

A film which the LIFF website lists as having similarities to "Dark City, Brazil, Repo! The Genetic Opera and even Elf", and telling a story which sounds like a twisted take on the '80s toy fad Cabbage Patch Kids, this may be the very definition of needing to be seen to be believed. And seeing it is something I certainly intend to do whilst in Leeds. 

Saturday 15th November 12:00 @ Hyde Park Picture House
Sunday 16th November 15:00 @ Hyde Park Picture House

The follow-up to 2009's The Secret Of Kells by director Tomm Moore, this animation based on Irish folklore looks beautiful and sounds genuinely enchanting. I'll be aiming to get to Leeds early enough on Saturday morning to hopefully make this my first film of the festival. 

Saturday 15th November 17:30 @ Vue in The Light

Former Daily Star journalist Rich Peppiatt initially developed an Edinburgh Fringe stand-up show about his experiences, after leaving his job due to his frustration with the sensationalist tabloid world. That show has now become this documentary which feels incredibly relevant and potentially fascinating. The screening is followed by a Q&A with Peppiatt himself, making this a festival event I'll be eager to attend. 

 Sunday 16th November 18:30 @ Leeds Town Hall
Tuesday 18th November 14:30 @ Leeds Town Hall

Starring veteran talents John Lithgow and Alfred Molina as an aging gay couple marrying after forty years together, if this can rein in the sentimentality (which the critical reaction earlier this year from the Sundance, Tribeca and Berlin Film Festivals suggests it can) it feels as though it has the potential for excellence.

Monday 17th November 19:15 @ Everyman Leeds Trinity
Wednesday 19th November 17:00 @ Everyman Leeds Trinity

A horror film focused upon a rampage through a small German village by a man wearing a wedding dress. If nothing else, this has some interesting ideas to offer.

The 28th Leeds International Film Festival runs from 5th-20th November 2014 at cinemas around the city, including Hyde Park Picture House and Leeds Town Hall. Tickets and more information are available via the official LIFF website.

By Ben Broadribb. Ben is a regular contributor to Film Intel, having previously written at Some Like It Hot Fuzz. He is normally seen in the wild wearing t-shirts containing obscure film references. He is a geek, often unashamedly so. He's also on and Twitter.

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