Never Let Me Go, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives and Animal Kingdom are among the titles.

Spanning 18 days and playing across ten venues, of which the Town Hall will be the hub, the festival will screen over 110 features and 150 shorts between 4-21 Nov.

Chris Fell, director of the festival, said: “Opening with The King’s Speech is a major coup for Leeds International Film Festival and special thanks to Momentum Pictures in London for helping to make this happen. As one of the most talked about new films of the year and part-filmed in Leeds too, The King’s Speech will make a perfect start to our major programme of outstanding world cinema and a great launch event for our flagship venue of Leeds Town Hall.”

The 24th Leeds International Film Festival is presented by Leeds City Council, and supported by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Screen Yorkshire and private sponsors.

There will be a UK premiere of thriller Kidnapped, which picked up the Best Horror Feature and Best Director awards at Fantastic Fest in US.