Leeds International Film Festival #29

What better way to kick off a new blog than with one of the best film festivals around? LIFF, now in its 29th (!) year goes from strength to strength and is always a fabulous showcase of the classy, the grotesque, the polished and the imperfect. This year has some killer offerings in the retrospectives, some exciting looking horror choices and some great documentaries lined up.

This is my first year as a full passholder. For the last number of years I’ve variously worked and volunteered for the festival – and seen a great range of films and met some wonderful people. This year though I’m going all out. I can go to whatever feature I like, won’t have to hang around in the town hall until midnight waiting for Once Upon a Time in the West to finish and can drink a lot more!

Let’s go…