Watch IDFA films on Picl

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    With the current health crisis, cinemas and distributors around the world are facing unprecedented challenges. To help you help your favorite Dutch theatre, we’ve compiled a list of IDFA titles that can now be streamed on Picl. The following IDFA films have recently screened in Dutch cinemas, or are supposed to be screening now. Proceeds will go directly to cinemas and distributors in The Netherlands. Simply click on the film you want to see below, select "watch", and you'll be forwarded to Picl. Note: these films are only available to stream in the Netherlands.

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    Citizen K

    • Alex Gibney
    • 2019

    Told against the background of post-Soviet Russia, this is the story of former oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Once one of the richest people in Russia, he also spent 10 years in a Siberian prison. 

    The Cordillera of Dreams

    • Patricio Guzmán
    • 2019

    In Chile, the peaks of the Andes are never far away—the mountain chain (cordillera) is the country’s rocky spine. The impassive, timeless landscape forms a moving contrast to the nation’s turbulent political history.

    For Sama

    • Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts
    • 2019

    The 26-year-old citizen journalist Waad al-Kateab films her life in besieged Aleppo, Syria. She falls in love, marries, and gives birth to daughter Sama. In the form of a letter to Sama, the film intimately captures the reality of war and an uncertain future.


    • Ljubomir Stefanov, Tamara Kotevska
    • 2019

    In a deserted mountain village, Europe’s last female wild-beekeeper lives with her elderly mother. A stunningly filmed, intimate portrait of their peaceful existence—and how it is rudely disturbed by newcomers.

    King of the Cruise

    • Sophie Dros
    • 2019

    During his vacation on a luxury cruise ship, the wealthy Scottish-American baron Ronald Reisinger is a striking and popular guest. Behind his sophisticated stories and decadent riches, however, hides a lonely man who is yearning for love.

    My Rembrandt

    • Oeke Hoogendijk
    • 2019

    What makes Rembrandt’s paintings technically so extraordinary, and why are different people so deeply affected by his oeuvre, or a specific work? Centuries after his death, his paintings are still a source of drama and gripping plot twists.

    Once the Dust Settles

    • John Appel
    • 2019

    Life was good in Amatrice (central Italy), Aleppo and Chernobyl until disaster struck. The survivors have resumed their lives, and now give sightseers guided tours of the devastation.

    Stones Have Laws

    • Van Brummelen & De Haan
    • 2018

    While the world of the Surinamese Maroon community unfolds majestically, together with the spirits of the nature around them they fight the multinationals.

    The Trial

    • Sergei Loznitsa
    • 2018

    A show trial in the Soviet Union in 1930 acts as a historical warning against the dangers of "alternative facts," media manipulation and a selective approach to the truth.

    They Call Me Babu

    • Sandra Beerends
    • 2019

    Alima worked as a nanny in the former Dutch colony of Indonesia. Her story plays out against the backdrop of World War II and the struggle for independence, and is complemented by unique footage from various archives.

    Varda by Agnès

    • Agnès Varda
    • 2019

    For the very last time, photographer, film director and installation artist Agnès Varda (1928-2019) looks back on her life and career, using scenes from her own rich body of work to shed light on her artistic vision and ideas.