Dutch Docs at FIDBA 2020
4 September 2020
For the 8th edition of the Buenos Aires International Documentary Film Festival (FIDBA), no less than six documentaries from the Netherlands have been selected. FIDBA/DIGITAL EDITION takes place online from 27 August - 30 September 2020.
Dutch documentaries are well represented across all sections of the festival, including the competitions.
Farewell Paradise by Sonja Wyss and produced by Basalt Film, is selected for Generos y Generaciones. The film world premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) and celebrated it's international premiere at DOKFest Munich. Farewell Paradise shows the search for a truth within a broken family.
Maasja Ooms' documentary Punks (Prod: Cerutti Film) will screen in the international competition for feautures. Punks won both the Award for Best Editing and the Award for Best Cinematography at IDFA 2019. The film is an intimate portrait of problem teenagers who are placed under temporary supervision.
Selected for Derechos Humanos is But now is perfect by Carin Goeijers. The film is produced by Pieter van Huystee Film and tells a poetic story about hope, faith and documents.
Portrait of a failed Writer by Joris Koptod Nioky, will celebrate it's international premiere in the Opera Prima section. The film is Koptod Nioky's debut film. An aspiring writer films his own life for seventeen years, while trying to get his novels published.
Short documentary Symphony of the Body, directed by Monica Ruiz van Hattem (Prod: Interakt) will screen in Nuevas Narrativas. Symphony of the Body is a short dance film about architecture, with flamenco dancer Eduardo Guerrero and flamenco singer and saxophonist Antonio Lizana. It is an ode to the body's ability to claim space in the overwhelming architecture of Rotterdam.
Lastly, mid-length doc City of Desire by Marcel Prins, is selected out of competition in a special focus programme on architecture. The film is produced by Interakt and explores the identities of the architects who immigrated to Tel Aviv in the 1930s and how they envisaged the new city. Prins investigates the extent to which their ideals still contribute to the character of the Israeli metropolis today.
For more information:
Buenos Aires International Documentary Film Festival (FIDBA): http://www.fidba.com.ar/2020/