Films from our Summer School tutors 2018

    • set 6 documentaries

    From July 2-7 renowned film professionals like editor Niels Pagh Andersen (Act of Killing), director Aliona van der Horst (Boris Ryzhy) and editor Jesper Osmund (Becoming Zlatan) give guidance to a select group of up-and-coming international filmmaking talents during the IDFAcademy Summer School. Therefore we've made a film selection from a few of our tutors. These documentaries can be viewed online for a small fee.

    Documentaries in this selection

    The 3 Rooms of Melancholia

    • Pirjo Honkasalo
    • 2004

    Shot in St. Petersburg, Grozny and Ingushetia, this multilayered, poetic film deals with basic human feelings, fear, loneliness, war, life's dilemmas and misery.

    The Act of Killing

    • Joshua Oppenheimer
    • 2012

    In this shocking and groundbreaking documentary, former death squad leaders dramatize their role in the mass murder of Indonesian communists in Hollywood genres of their choice.

    The Look of Silence

    • Joshua Oppenheimer
    • 2014

    Bereaved by the Indonesian anti-communist genocide, courageous Adi confronts unrepentant murderers in this companion piece to Oppenheimer’s much-praised film The Act of Killing.

    Boris Ryzhy

    • Aliona van der Horst
    • 2008

    An intimate portrait of the Russian poet Boris Ryzhy and of Yekaterinburg, the bleak industrial town that influenced his life and work.

    Water Children

    • Aliona van der Horst
    • 2011

    A dreamlike, poetic, personal journey into the mystery of fertility and the solace of art.

    Becoming Zlatan

    • Fredrik Gertten, Magnus Gertten
    • 2015

    A powerful portrait of the young Zlatan Ibrahimovic, on the brink of a glorious soccer career in 1999.