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    Sun 6 December

    10:00

    IDFA Junior

      At Eleven
      My Family Is a Circus
      Radio Felix
      We Are Boys
      • 6 Dec 09:00 - 10:54 (10:00 - 11:54 AMS)
      • Online Cinema 3
      OnlineTickets available

      The program of IDFA Junior for children ages 9–13 years, featuring youth documentaries Radio Felix, My Family Is a Circus, At Eleven, and We Are Boys.

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      10:30

      Long, Live, Love - de Volkskrant Selection

      • Sine Skibsholt
      • 2020
      • 79 min
      • 6 Dec 09:30 - 11:06 (10:30 - 12:06 AMS)
      • Online Cinema 2
      OnlineTickets available

      Rosemarie, age 15, already survived cancer twice. Now she’s recovered and wants to get on with life—school, friends, love, parties. Her young mother hasn’t yet come to terms with her fear of losing her child. A search to establish a new relationship. Part of the de Volkskrant Selection. Members receive a discount. 

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      10:45

      Divinations

      • Leandro Picarella
      • 2020
      • 86 min
      • 6 Dec 09:45 - 11:29 (10:45 - 12:29 AMS)
      • Online Cinema 4
      OnlineTickets available

      A remarkable Sicilian fortune teller and tarot reader helps desperate clients with affairs of the heart, but has his own personal problems. A mysterious yet earthly portrait with fictional elements.

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      11:00

      Tomorrow's Classics: Lost Course

      • Jill Li
      • 2019
      • 179 min
      • 6 Dec 10:00 - 13:18 (11:00 - 14:18 AMS)
      • Online Cinema 1
      OnlineTickets available

      People living in the coastal village of Wukan, South China, spend years combating corruption among local administrators. But even after a new village council is elected, democracy remains a fragile process. Cineville members get €1.50 discount on the online screenings of Tomorrow's Classics.

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      12:30

      In My Skin

      • Toni Venturi
      • 2020
      • 86 min
      • 6 Dec 11:30 - 13:14 (12:30 - 14:14 AMS)
      • Online Cinema 3
      OnlineTickets available

      A powerful impression of deep-rooted everyday racism in Brazil. The film is a superbly composed blend of interview clips, poetry, music, historical material, and reflections of the white filmmaker.

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      12:45

      Il mio corpo

      • Michele Pennetta
      • 2020
      • 81 min
      • 6 Dec 11:45 - 13:24 (12:45 - 14:24 AMS)
      • Online Cinema 2
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      Fact and fiction blur in this sensitive film about a young scrap metal collector and an African boat refugee living in Sicily. Their lives turn out to be more similar than they might have imagined.

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      13:00

      Petit Samedi

      • Paloma Sermon-Daï
      • 2020
      • 75 min
      • 6 Dec 12:00 - 13:18 (13:00 - 14:18 AMS)
      • Online Cinema 4
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      A warm, observational portrait of a mild-mannered man and his mother, who tirelessly supports him in his struggle with addiction. His latest attempt to stop using drugs creates tension in their close, interdependent relationship.

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      14:45

      Option Zero

      • Marcel Beltrán
      • 2020
      • 80 min
      • 6 Dec 13:45 - 15:23 (14:45 - 16:23 AMS)
      • Online Cinema 3
      OnlineTickets available

      A lesser known Cuban escape route to the United States runs via the rainforests of Guyana and Colombia to Central America. This poignant portrait follows a group of Cubans for whom living in their native country is no longer an option.

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      15:00

      Narcissus Off Duty

      • Renato Terra, Ricardo Calil
      • 2020
      • 84 min
      • 6 Dec 14:00 - 15:42 (15:00 - 16:42 AMS)
      • Online Cinema 1
      OnlineTickets available

      Brazilian singer and composer Caetano Veloso was imprisoned for two months during his country’s military dictatorship. Fifty years on, his recollections give an impression of the military regime’s practices and the impact of being deprived of one’s liberty.

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      15:15

      The Ark

      • Dan Wei
      • 2020
      • 101 min
      • 6 Dec 14:15 - 16:14 (15:15 - 17:14 AMS)
      • Online Cinema 4
      OnlineTickets available

      Observation of a crisis in restrained black-and-white, at micro and macro level. With the Covid-19 pandemic unfolding across the globe, an elderly woman fights for her life in a hospital in China. The family refuses to budge from her side, no matter what.

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      15:30

      Ouvertures

      • Louis Henderson, Olivier Marboeuf
      • 2019
      • 133 min
      • 6 Dec 14:30 - 17:01 (15:30 - 18:01 AMS)
      • Online Cinema 2
      OnlineTickets available

      In the streets of Port-au-Prince, a group of young Haitian actors pay tribute to the 18th-century revolutionary Toussaint Louverture. They reflect on theatrical texts with themes such as colonialism, racism, and identity.

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      17:00

      Lost Kids on the Beach

      • Alina Manolache
      • 2020
      • 70 min
      • 6 Dec 16:00 - 17:28 (17:00 - 18:28 AMS)
      • Online Cinema 3
      OnlineTickets available

      The director embarks on a personal quest in Romania to portray the generation born shortly after the fall of the country’s dictator Ceausescu—and the beginning of a new, post-communist era.

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      17:30

      Showgirls of Pakistan

      • Saad Khan
      • 2020
      • 106 min
      • 6 Dec 16:30 - 18:34 (17:30 - 19:34 AMS)
      • Online Cinema 1
      OnlineTickets available

      People may regard the way Afreen, Uzma, and Reema earn their living as vulgar, but these Pakistani dancers hold their heads high despite the threats, censorship, and prejudice. An energy-packed, taboo-busting record of a dynamic subculture.

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      18:00

      Rumba Rules, New Genealogies

      • Sammy Baloji, David Nadeau-Bernatchez
      • 2020
      • 108 min
      • 6 Dec 17:00 - 19:06 (18:00 - 20:06 AMS)
      • Online Cinema 4
      OnlineTickets available

      Enjoyably rough-edged glimpse into the music scene of Kinshasa, where dancers and singers alike work up a sweat so every show’s a blast. Here, music is a connecting force generated by creativity and raw energy.

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      18:30

      Dealing with Death + Talk hosted by Het Parool & New Metropolis Nieuw-West (Award Winner)

      • Paul Sin Nam Rigter
      • 2020
      • 74 min
      • 6 Dec 17:30 - 19:22 (18:30 - 20:22 AMS)
      • Online Cinema 2
      OnlineTickets available

      Funeral director Anita is tasked with ensuring that the many cultures in the Bijlmer suburb of Amsterdam can all find their place at a proposed new funeral home. But the more she learns, the more she doubts her mission. Winner of the IDFA Award for Best Dutch Documentary 2020. Followed by a conversation organized by newspaper Het Parool and New Metropolis Nieuw-West, the local platform 'for the city of tomorrow'. 

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      19:00

      Young Adults 3

        An Intermission
        Seahorse
        Trio
        • 6 Dec 18:00 - 19:26 (19:00 - 20:26 AMS)
        • Online Cinema 3
        OnlineTickets available

        This screening of three short films demonstrates the creativity and resilience, but also the humor of young adults. Featuring: An Intermission, Seahorse, and Trio.

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        20:00

        Hey! Teachers!

        • Yulia Vishnevets
        • 2020
        • 90 min
        • 6 Dec 19:00 - 20:48 (20:00 - 21:48 AMS)
        • Online Cinema 1
        OnlineTickets available

        The idealistic approach of two young teachers is put to the test in a provincial Russian town. Beneath their students’ typical adolescent behavior, there is also deep-rooted conservatism. Russia as we rarely see it.

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        20:45

        Burnt. Land of Fire & Green Bank Pastoral

          Burnt. Land of Fire
          Green Bank Pastoral
          • 6 Dec 19:45 - 21:22 (20:45 - 22:22 AMS)
          • Online Cinema 4
          OnlineTickets available

          In this screening, Green Bank Pastoral will be preceded by the short film Burnt. Land of Fire.

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          21:00

          Shorts: Eye Level

            The Game
            Silence
            Mission: Hebron
            • 6 Dec 20:00 - 21:28 (21:00 - 22:28 AMS)
            • Online Cinema 2
            OnlineTickets available

            Complication program of three short films that provide surprising insight into the life of special characters, without judgement. Featuring: The Game, Silence, and Mission: Hebron.

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            21:15

            Punta Sacra

            • Francesca Mazzoleni
            • 2020
            • 97 min
            • 6 Dec 20:15 - 22:10 (21:15 - 23:10 AMS)
            • Online Cinema 3
            OnlineTickets available

            A captivating portrait of the small village of Ostia and its inhabitants. The five hundred families who live there—illegally—show why they feel such a deep bond with this place surrounded by the waters of the sea and the Tiber.

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