LIFF30 Day Summary - Tuesday 8th November - Hitman / Heart
Before I break into song in the style of a Disney princess, I'll get back to Tuesday. My first film was Hedi, a Tunisian romantic drama which I'll admit had been completely off my radar and only made its way into my plans at fairly short notice. Whilst there were elements of the film which I enjoyed, particularly the supporting turn from Rym Ben Messaoud, Hedi ultimately failed to resonate with me. The titular protagonist felt especially problematic, beginning the film as a total wet blanket and concluding it as a selfish bastard.
As I said before, attending LIFF once again in its thirtieth year has been a fantastic experience, and I sincerely hope I'll have the opportunity to return to Leeds in 2017 for LIFF31. With another nine days of programming to come, LIFF30 still has plenty on offer, so if you're able to attend the festival even to take in a single film then do. For now, keep an eye on the site for full write-ups of everything I've managed to take in over the past four days.
The 30th Leeds International Film Festival runs from 3rd-17th November 2016 at thirty venues across the city, including Hyde Park Picture House and Leeds Town Hall. Tickets and more information are available via the official LIFF website.