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Film, from 17 Nov 2019




Writer-director Nadav Lapid’s fearless semi-autobiographical dramedy was awarded the prestigious Golden Bear at the Berlinale. Co-produced by Toni Erdmann director Maren Ade, the film follows young Israeli ex-soldier Yoav, who moves to Paris hoping to escape his national identity. Newcomer Tom Mercier gives an astounding performance as the erratic and absurd Yoav. Armed with a pocket-sized French dictionary Yoav immerses himself in the French language and culture, whilst befriending the bourgeois couple living downstairs. Much to his frustration Israel just won’t leave him alone.

Part of Official Selection, LIFF 2019’s selection dedicated to new British and international cinema.

Baby changing facilitiesCash PointCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsTelephone (public)Accepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 17 Nov 2019 13:00 to 00:00
Tue 19 Nov 2019 15:30 to 00:00


£9/£7.50 Visit [] for information about LIFF 2019 festival passes and other discounts.



    Leeds International Film Festival


    79 Albion Street,
    LS1 5AP



    See location of The Light on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SE 300337  Lat: 53.79879 Long: -1.54527

    By Car:

    Head for Leeds city centre from all directions. In Leeds city centre, follow signs for the City Loop - a one way system around the city. When having passed the Town Hall on your left follow the road to the right. Signs for The Light will appear, and the car park entrance is on the right, just after the Cathedral.

    By Public Transport:

    From Leeds city train station, walk out of either of the main entrances and walk straight up Park Row (there are many banks on this road). Cross over The Headrow, and The Light is on the corner by the Radisson BLU hotel.

    Parking: with charge

    Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Leeds station


    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Cash PointCash Point
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality