IDFA Hits

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    Every year, we present IDFA Hits: our selection of festival must-sees. IDFA Hits is made possible by Vriendenloterij.

    Films in this program

    Jagged

    • Alison Klayman
    • 2021

      Alanis Morissette’s album Jagged Little Pill hit the charts in 1995 like a primal scream. Morissette looks back on her career in the music industry, the questionable men she encountered, and the battle she fought to forge her own path.

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      Judges Under Pressure

      • Kacper Lisowski
      • 2021

        In Poland, judicial independence is under serious pressure from the right-wing government: judges are being vilified, fired, or arrested. Judge Igor Tuleya becomes the face of the protest movement and fears for his job and his life.

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        Rebellion

        • Maia Kenworthy, Elena Sanchez Bellot
        • 2021

          We follow Extinction Rebellion from its launch in 2018, as the movement calls for radical action on the climate emergency. Clashing with the authorities forms part of the strategy, but the members’ diverse backgrounds also cause internal collisions.

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          The Treasures of Crimea

          • Oeke Hoogendijk
          • 2021

            Amsterdam’s Allard Pierson Museum inadvertently finds itself involved in an international wrangle over a loaned collection of art. This multifaceted reconstruction sheds light on the affair from every angle: political, legal, and emotional.

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            Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song

            • Dan Geller, Dayna Goldfine
            • 2021

              A portrait of legendary singer and poet Leonard Cohen, centering on his best-known and most-covered song, “Hallelujah.” Cohen worked on the song for seven years—like the singer himself, it needed time to blossom.

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