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    Proudly presenting the thirteenth edition of de Volkskrant Day at IDFA. De Volkskrant film critic Bor Beekman selected his favorite films from IDFA 2019 for this unique, full-day program. See IDFA 2019’s program through the eyes of a film connoisseur!

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    • Alexander Nanau
    • Romania, Luxembourg
    • 2019
    • 109 min
    • Best of Fests

    In this explosive political thriller, filmmaker Alexander Nanau brilliantly investigates the consequences of a serious fire in the Colectiv nightclub in Bucharest. His tenacious research reveals, bit by bit, the deep-seated corruption that plagues his country. Read more

    Sunless Shadows

    • Mehrdad Oskouei
    • Iran, Norway
    • 2019
    • 74 min
    • IDFA Competition for Feature-Length Documentary

    A picture of life in an Iranian juvenile detention center, where a group of adolescent girls serve their sentence for murdering a male member of their family. Alone with the camera, they reveal their thoughts, feelings and doubts. Read more


    • Marina Meijer
    • Netherlands
    • 2019
    • 68 min
    • IDFA Competition for Dutch Documentary, IDFA Competition for Mid-Length Documentary

    A center in Rotterdam helps young men from problematic backgrounds to build a future. Hardened by the past, they struggle to find their way. Intense dialogues in close-up. Read more

    Midnight Family

    • Luke Lorentzen
    • Mexico, United States
    • 2019
    • 81 min
    • Best of Fests

    There are just 45 public-run ambulances operating in Mexico City. Private ambulances, such as the one run by the Ochoa family, offer a lifeline for this huge metropolis. We closely follow the family over a series of intense, nerve-wracking nights.  Read more

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