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2016 IDFA Interview: Peter Entell (Director- Like Dew in the Sun)

2016 IDFA Interview: Peter Entell (Director- Like Dew in the Sun)

All people are the same. The same sun shines over all of us. But people always want something more. – Raisa, a Ukrainian old lady Injustice, anger, hate, protest, war, destruction, death –the never-ending circle of the human race, the one that has been dictating our lives and societies for thousands of years. There is

2016 IDFA Interview: Mette Carla Albrechtsen & Lea Glob (Venus)

  “I blame capitalism”- Mette Carla Albrechtsen And now that I have the attention of both males and females, let’s talk about sexuality. We are trying to retrieve ourselves, our identities, while we are bombarded by brand new information daily- if not hourly. The number of genders is out of hand, and so are the

2016 IDFA Interview: Guido Hendrikx (Director- Stranger In Paradise)

You are not welcome. We don’t want you here. These are, probably, the two sentences that have caused the biggest discomfort during this year’s IDFA. Not because they were addressed to us, the audience, but because they reflect the harsh reality we are all trying to hide under the carpet; we all know at least one

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IDFA 2016: A First Glimpse

The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam is almost a month away and we couldn’t be more excited. If you are lucky enough to find yourselves in Amsterdam, you will never run out of things, as the city seems to be always busy. A cultural hub, Amsterdam is annually home to more than 300 festivals, for

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IDFA Interview: Antonio Tibaldi & Alex Lora (Thy Father’s Chair)

The elderly Orthodox Jewish twin brothers Abraham and Shraga have to deal with a violation of their privacy when a team of cleaners arrives to clean up their house.  The family home in Brooklyn has become filthy since their parents died: rubbish is stacking up and vermin are taking over. When the tenant in the

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IDFA Interview: George Gittoes (Snow Monkey)

The Australian artist and filmmaker George Gittoes has been living in a compound in Jalalabad with his wife since 2011.  The Yellow House is an Afghan refuge that also serves as a film set. It’s an assembly line for cheap Pashtun films that don’t shy away from violence. In one particularly amusing scene, a shoot

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