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    • set 5 documentaries

    Every year the Paradocs-program is loaded with films which transcend the boundaries of documentary. Untroubled they play with form and content, freely they roam between art and handcrafted film. The new harvest contains, among others, Blue Orchids by Johan Grimonprez, regular supplier of IDFA and maker of Double Take, one of the five Paradocs in this online set. 

    Documentaries in this selectie

    Double Take

    • Johan Grimonprez
    • 2009

    The Cold War, Hitchcock, and the rise of television are ingeniously interconnected in this elegant collage of news, advertising, and film footage.

    Excursions in the Dark

    • Kaya Behkalam
    • 2011

    Very personal recollections of what Egyptians dreamed during the uprising against their regime; the Arab Spring is transformed into a projection of the unconscious.

    Revolutionary Memories of Bahman Who Loved Leila

    • Farahnaz Sharifi
    • 2012

    With the help of photos and in voice-over, Bahman tells of his deadly desire for life, love and protest during the Islamic Revolution in Iran.


    • Gregorio Graziosi, Thereza Menezes
    • 2006

    A beautifully filmed but gloomy portrait of the day in the life of two Brazilian hundred-year-olds: their home, their bodies, and how they are waiting.


    • Yin-Ju Chen
    • 2008

    In this week's set on Paradocs: A film about the boundaries of a love that supposedly knows no bounds, between a Taiwanese mother and her daughter who is studying abroad.