IDFA x WePresent

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    IDFA and the team from WePresent have collaborated to curate a selection of films whose protagonists use their creativity to make an impact on the world, all in eclectic and captivating ways. From the dancers using movement as a form of activism to the people brainstorming the questions to ask if we’re ever visited by aliens, to the Chinese family who’ve painted over 100,000 Van Gogh replicas, what brings these subjects together is the unique ways they all pursue their passions.

    Items in this selection

    China's Van Goghs

    • Haibo Yu, Kiki Tianqi Yu
    • 2016

    Only available in Benelux: A Chinese replica painter feels a deep affinity with Van Gogh and travels to Amsterdam to find the spirit of his own work.

    Drawing Room

    • Jan Rothuizen, Sara Kolster
    • 2015

    Step into the first drawn reality by Jan Rothuizen, about the premium experience of the tower room in an Amsterdam department store.

    Dreaming Murakami

    • Nitesh Anjaan
    • 2017

    Not available in Japan: Surreal elements enrich this portrait of Mette Holm, who has been translating the work of Murakami into Danish for many years.

    How to Make a Pearl

    • Jason Hanasik
    • 2017

    Because of his allergy to light, John Kapellas has lived for 10 years in the dark. To cope with the trauma, he has found a creative outlet. 

    Over the Limit

    • Marta Prus
    • 2017

    Only available in Benelux: The pain and desperation of a young rhythmic gymnast are made palpable in this film about the Russian system for training athletes.

    Raised by Krump

    • Maceo Frost
    • 2016

    A fascinating and gorgeous journey into krumping, the street dance with which dancers channel their anger and frustration.

    The Visit

    • Michael Madsen
    • 2015

    Only available in the Netherlands: Several scientists philosophize about a hypothetical initial contact with aliens. How would we handle such a visit?

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