IDFA Competition for Dutch Documentary

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    Eight world premieres make up the IDFA Competition for Dutch Documentary, with titles from both emerging filmmakers and masters of documentary cinema. Together, the selection reveals sincere, curious, and humanist views between the filmmakers and their subjects, whether close to home or across the world. See the jury members.

    Selected for the Dutch competition

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    • Heddy Honigmann
    • 2020

      Can you still be full of lust for life when you’re over 100? Absolutely! Despite declining health, the loss of loved ones, and concerns about the future of the world, the centenarians in this documentary portrait are eager for each new day.

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      Bruce

      • Daniel Krikke
      • 2020

        After years spent in institutions and prison, 27-year-old Bruce is looking for a way back into society. With the help of his aunt and best friend he learns, for the first time, to reflect on his habits, behavior, and feelings.

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        Dealing with Death

        • Paul Sin Nam Rigter
        • 2020

          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.

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          Here We Move Here We Groove

          • Sergej Kreso
          • 2020

            A stirring and hopeful musical story about building bridges with music. DJ Robert Soko, who came to fame with his Balkan Beats, embraces musical influences from newcomers in multicultural Europe.

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            In His Image

            • Tami Ravid
            • 2020

              The stories of three Israeli mothers mourning their sons who died during military service. Using semen collected shortly after their sons’ deaths, they hope to have them live on in a posthumous grandchild.

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              Sheltered

              • Saskia Gubbels
              • 2020

                Tough and tender observations of the ups and downs at an animal shelter, where humans and animals alike find unconditional love. Not every story has a happy ending, but the caregivers keep on fighting—even for the total misfits.

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                Silence of the Tides

                • Pieter-Rim de Kroon
                • 2020

                  The passage of time is spellbinding in this cinematic tour de force about the Wadden Sea. A film that inhales and exhales along with the tides as it explores the fragile relationship between man and nature.

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                  White Cube

                  • Renzo Martens
                  • 2020

                    Congolese plantation workers set a new precedent: they successfully co-opt the concept of the “white cube” gallery space as a means to stop the commercial exploitation of their land by multinationals such as Unilever.

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