Opening credits really to roll on Leeds International Film Festival

Lights, camera, action – the programme has been announced for this year’s Leeds International Film Festival.

Brief Encounter.
Brief Encounter.

Taking place for the 29th time, the annual cinematic celebration will run from November 5 to 19.

Fans will be treated to more than 300 screenings and events at 16 venues across the city.

And kicking things off in style will be the John Crowley-directed romantic drama Brooklyn, organisers of the Leeds City Council-backed festival have revealed.

It will be shown on the festival’s opening night in the stunning surroundings of Leeds Town Hall.

The same venue will play host to the event’s closing film, the acclaimed period drama Carol.

Other eye-catching selections include Brief Encounter, The Breakfast Club and The Cabinet of Dr Caligari.

Leeds City Council leader Coun Judith Blake said: “The Leeds International Film Festival is a really fantastic event, which broke through the 40,000 visitor mark for the first time last year, and is continuing to grow in both stature and popularity.

“Once again I am delighted to say that a varied and packed programme has been put together for the festival this year, which is always a real highlight in the city’s cultural calendar and promises to be one of the very best yet.

“We simply can’t wait for the official opening of the film festival on November 5, which will be marked by a showing of the highly-anticipated John Crowley film Brooklyn, which really does promise to be something not to be missed.”

For full programme details, visit the website.