It was great to have the launch of the 30th Leeds International Film Festival at the Picture House last week. There was a wonderful atmosphere and sense of anticipation as 50ish trailers and clips were shown. I left wanting to see more of everything that had been showcased.
If you haven’t picked up a guide yet, it’s now also available in digital form.
There’s a new layout for the guide this year including a more compact pull out calendar which may be prove to be useful during the festival but for lots of people has made planning a little harder. If you are struggling to see the overlaps you may find this Clashfinder website useful. It shows everything in a grid format so you can plan your dashes between venues. You can also highlight films to create your own itinerary and this allows us to see what’s popular, earlier today the top 20 was as follows:
- LIFF30 Opening Gala: Paterson + Timecode
- The Handmaiden
- Jurassic Park
- Schneider vs. Bax
- A Monster Calls
- Train to Busan
- Hacksaw Ridge
- I Am Not a Serial Killer
- Under the Shadow
- The Wailing
- The Master Cleanse
- Toni Erdmann
- Belladonna of Sadness
- Kids Police
- The First, the Last
- Psychonauts, the Forgotten Children
- The Red Turtle + Father and Daughter
Over the next few weeks we’re hoping to preview some of the festival films and it would be great to hear your plans and what you are looking forward to seeing in the comments (or get in touch if you’d like to write a full post for the blog).