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Four Dutch documentaries have been selected for the upcoming edition of Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival (Toronto), which takes place April 28 to May 8, 2016.

Strike a Pose by Ester Gould & Reijer Zwaan and Ants on a Shrimp by Maurice Dekkers have been selected for the Special Presentations program. Both films already premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in February. Strike a Pose, about the Vogueing dancers on Madonna’s Blond Ambition tour, won second place in the Panorama Audience Award. The film is also selected for the Tribeca International Film Festival.

Director Ester Gould is also represented at Hotdocs with her film A Strange Love Affair with Ego. This film premiered at IDFA and won the award for Best Dutch documentary. It also received an honorable mention for Best Female-directed Documentary by the jury of the Alliance of Women Film Journalists at IDFA.

The short documentary Up or Out by Jonah Honer has been selected for a special theme program at Hotdocs. This film won the Best Debut award at the Netherlands Film Festival in September. For more info, see line-up below.

Ants on a Shrimp

Dir: Maurice Dekkers
Prod: BlazHoffski (NL), co-prod: Dahl TV (NL)
Sales: Fortissimo Films
In January 2015, Noma, recognized as the World’s Best Restaurant, and led by its charismatic chef René Redzepi, moved its entire team from Denmark to Japan. ‘Going out and Risking Everything like This Is Really Important’ - René Redzepi.
(Canadian Première, 95')
Sun 01/05/2016 - 6:45 PM
Mon 02/05/2016 - 12:30 PM
Wed 04/05/2016 - 6:30 PM
Sun 08/05/2016 - 6:00 PM

Strike a Pose

Dir: Ester Gould & Reijer Zwaan
Prod: CTM Pictures
What does it take to express yourself? The surprising and moving story of Madonna’s most famous troupe of dancers.

(Canadian Première, 83')
Fri 29/04/2016 - 7:00 PM
Sat 30/04/2016 - 1:45 PM
Sat 07/05/2016 - 6:30 PM

A Strange Love Affair with Ego

Dir: Ester Gould
Prod: Zuidenwind Filmproductions
In today's increasingly self-absorbed society and culture, how do we balance the fragfile scale of self-love?
(International Première, 95')
Thu 28/04/2016 - 9:45 PM
Fri 29/04/2016 - 3:15 PM
Sat 07/05/2016 - 4:30 PM

Up or Out

(original title : De Alchemisten)
Dir: Jona Honer
Prod: Een van de jongens
Hedge-fund boss Sebastiaan inhabits a harsh world where major conglomerates hold all the cards. To succeed, therefore, he must be prepared to go all the way...
(North-American Première, 46')
Wed 04/05/2016 - 7:00 PM
Thu 05/05/2016 - 9:15 PM
Sun 08/05/2016 - 9:30 PM

-- End of press release --

For more information:

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival: www.hotdocs.ca

Ants on a Shrimp
Ph:+31 20 3018450

Sales: Fortissimo Films
Ph: +31 20 627 3215

A Strange Love Affair with Ego
Zuidenwind Filmproductions

Strike a Pose
Prod: CTM Pictures

Up or Out
(original title : De Alchemisten)
Een van de jongens

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