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Liza, the Fox-Fairy

The dark Hungarian black comedy Liza, the Fox-Fairy is the winner of the 2015 Leeds International Film Festival Audience Award for New Narrative Feature, and Landfill Harmonic directed Graham Townsley, Brad Allgood is the winner of the Audience Award for New Documentary Feature.

Liza, the Fox-Fairy is about a 30 year old nurse whose only friend is Tomy Tani, the ghost of a Japanese pop singer from the 1950s that only she can see, and who comes to believe she may be a Fox-Fairy from Japanese mythology. LIFF29’s audience have described the film as ‘exceptionally funny, sweet and charming’ and a ‘beautiful, hilarious, touching love story’ with a brilliant Japanese pop soundtrack.

New Narrative Feature

1. Liza, the Fox-Fairy
2. In The Crosswind
3. Assassination Classroom
4. Brooklyn
5. Embrace of the Serpent
6. Victoria
7. Green Room
8. Crow’s Egg
9. Taxi Tehran
10. Carol

Landfill Harmonic is described as a testament to the transformative power of music and the resilience of the human spirit. In Paraguay there is a children’s orchestra living next to one of South America’s largest landfills. A music teacher and a rubbish picker scavenge materials from the dump to make instruments for the local children; flutes from pipes, guitars from packing crates and violins from oil drums. When their story goes viral the ensemble are propelled into the global spotlight, touring with some of their favourite heavy metal bands. However, when a natural disaster devastates their community, the orchestra provides an instinctive source of hope.

New Documentary Feature

1. Landfill Harmonic
2. The Wanted 18
3. Warriors
4. Do You Own the Dancefloor?
5. Black Roses: The Killing of Sophie Lancaster

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