4 FILMS FROM FCFR SCREENING AT IDFA 2017 / by Mauricio Gonzalez-Aranda

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We are excited to have 4 films screening at this year's International Film Festival in Amsterdam (IDFA). 

At the festival we will be presenting two World Premieres and two films screening in special sections:

The Distant Barking of Dogs is director Simon Lereng Wilmont's first feature and it has been selected for the First Appearance Competition. It is a beautiful, powerful film from the frontlines of war-torn Ukraine, a story of what life is like for a child under the threat of war, told with great poetry and empathy. Simon Lereng Wilmont has previously had his two short films Chikara - The Sumo Wrestler's Son and The Fencing Champion (both part of the short film series Sport Kids) at IDFA.

Dreaming Murakami is screening in the Panorama section, and it is director Nitesh Anjaan's debut at IDFA. The film is about the Danish translator Mette Holm and her work within the literary universe of the Japanese writer Haruki Murakami. It's an innovative and poetic story of perception, communication and a two-metre-tall animated frog that tries to guard us all against the hate in the world.

Land of the Free, winner of Best Nordic Doc at CPH:DOX 2017, is screening in the Best of Fests section. It is a must-see to meet the three characters Brian, Juan and Gianni, and to witness director Camilla Magid's amazing ability to be with them in the moment.

Finally, The Act of Killing is screening in the Visual Voice section,  where 18 renowned directors are honoring the festival, its founder and the documentary genre by screening their favorite films.
The Act of Killing is currently topical again because of recent developments, now that the US government has published 30,000 documents on the American involvement in the Indonesian genocide in 1965-66.

Visit the IDFA website for more info and to book tickets


The Distant Barking of Dogs
Fri 17 November — 16:30 @ Munt 12 (Industry & Press screening)
Fri 17 November — 18:30 @ Tuschinski 2
Sun 19 November — 10:00 - 21:40 @ Munt 11 (De Groene Amsterdammer Dag)
Sun 19 November — 17:45 @ Munt 10
Sat 25 November — 10:15 @ Tuschinski 4
Sun 26 November — 16:15 @ Tuschinski 3

Dreaming Murakami
Fri 17 November — 21:30 @ EYE Cinema 2
Sat 18 November — 10:30 @ Munt 09
Wed 22 November — 18:30 @ Tuschinski 5
Sat 25 November — 13:15 @ Munt 12

Land of the Free
Thu 16 November — 15:00 @ Tuschinski 1 (+ Doc Talk)
Fri 17 November — 16:00 @ Munt 10
Fri 24 November — 14:45 @ Munt 11
Sat 25 November — 19:45 @ Munt 10

The Act of Killing
Thu 16 November — 13:15 @ Brakke Grond Expozaal
Mon 20 November — 19:00 @ De Balie - Grote Zaal