Top 10 films to see at the 29th Leeds International Film Festival

Leeds 29th International Film Festival gives us its Top 10 list of must see films... the festival runs at various venues across the city until November 19.

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John Carpenter Interview + The Thing

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Friday 6 November 7pm Leeds Town Hall

Legendary American director John Carpenter in an exclusive recorded interview with the Film Festival plus a screening of his horror masterpiece The Thing.

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The Breakfast Club: Free 30th Anniversary Screening

Saturday 7 November 9am Leeds Town Hall

A free breakfast-time screening of the cult film favourite, celebrating its 30th anniversary.

Day of the Dead

Saturday 7 November 11am to 9pm Leeds Town Hall

The UK’s biggest horror film event, with 10 hours of new films including the terrifying The Witch.


Saturday 7 November 9pm Hyde Park Picture House

An extraordinary German thriller filmed over one night in Berlin and shot in just one take.

Leeds On Film – Free Screening

Monday 9 November 6.30pm Leeds Town Hall

Presented with the Yorkshire Film Archive, an evening of fascinating historic films about Leeds and its people.

Leeds Short Film Audience Award – Free Screening

Tuesday 10 November 6pm Leeds Town Hall

You get the chance to vote for your favourite short film and decide on the winner of our annual audience award.


Thursday 12 November 8.30pm Vue at the Light Leeds

Acclaimed new comedy starring Lily Tomlin about a teenager facing an unplanned pregnancy seeks help from her acerbic grandmother.

Apocalypse Now

Monday 16 November 7pm Leeds Town Hall

Francis Ford Coppola’s legendary epic about the Vietnam war on the giant screen at Leeds Town Hall.

The Reflecting Skin

Thursday 19 November 6pm Everyman Leeds

A screening of the 1990s British cult classic.

Carol: Closing Film

Thursday 19 November 8.30pm Leeds Town Hall

This year’s closing film is the Oscar-tipped Carol, a gorgeously-realised period drama set in 1950s New York and starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara.