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31 August 2020

The Netherlands presents four (co-)productions at Docaviv: Punks by Maasja Ooms, State Funeral by Sergei Loznitsa, The Mole Agent by Maite Alberdi and Teboho Edkins' Days of Cannibalism. The 22nd edition of the Docaviv Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival will take place online from 3-12 September 2020.

Maasja Ooms' documentary Punks (Prod: Cerutti Film) will screen in the Panorama section of Docaviv and is also nominated for the Beyond the Screen Award. Punks won both the Award for Best Editing and the Award for Best Cinematography at IDFA 2019 and has been selected by several international film festivals. The film is an intimate portrait of problem teenagers who are placed under temporary supervision.

Also selected for Docaviv is Sergei Loznitsa's feature documentary State Funeral (Depth of Field Competition) which explores the cult of personality that surrounded Joseph Stalin by concentrating his death in 1953. In the film Loznitsa has drawn on archive footage from the Russian State Archive, near Moscow, much of it never even before.

Furthermore, two minority Dutch co-productions are selected in International Competition: Days of Cannibalism and The Mole Agent. Teboho Edkins' Days of Cannibalism is minority coproduced by Keplerfilm. The documentary is an exploration of the frontiers that Chinese face in Africa, and Africans in China. The Mole Agent, directed by Maite Alberdi (NL co-prod: Volya Films), offers an unusual crossover between traditional police fiction and observational documentary that, while humorous, offers a poignant reflection on the lifestyle of the elderly today.

For more information:

Docaviv: www.docaviv.co.il/2020-en 

Cerutti Film
Ph: +31 6 5020 8648

Sales: Dutch Core
Ph: +31 6 2563 8488

The Mole Agent
NL Co-prod: Volya Films
Ph: +31 10 415 5621


State Funeral
Ph: +31 70 350 9292

Days of Cannibalism

NL Co-prod: Keplerfilm
Ph: +31 20 737 0608

Sales: Indie Sales
Ph: +33 1 4483 0227

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