ARICA to have World Premiere at IDFA 2020
More Lightdox titles in the official selection of the festival
Lightdox is proud to present five films at The International Documentary Festival Amsterdam this year, starting this week.
IDFA’s 33rd edition will be a hybrid one with films screening in theaters when they reopen and extended with limited virtual cinema screenings and events.
IDFA 2020 runs November 18 to 29 in Amsterdam venues, in addition to online screenings (November 18 to December 6) and online markets (November 16 to 20).
Frontlight – ARICA – World premiere
Arica by Lars Edman and William Johansson Kalén, the gripping social justice documentary, will have its World Premiere at IDFA. The story follows a Chilean community seeking justice in a groundbreaking lawsuit against a Swedish mining company that exported hazardous waste to the town of Arica in the 80s causing devastating consequences for the health of the local community. Following an online screening, directors Lars and William will participate in a Doc Talk discussion, in partnership with Oxfam Novib.
Arica is selected for Frontlight, a section that encourages a deeper understanding of the world today and brings the lesser-known perspectives to illuminate the spirit of the times.
Paradocs – PURPLE SEA
The Paradocs section showcases some of this year’s best experimental documentary artworks. Films which push time to its cinematic limits, break conventions, and make you question what you’re really seeing.
Purple Sea, the intimate and moving first feature by Amel Alzakout and Khaled Abdulwahed, immerses the viewer into the journey of an immigrant boat trying to cross the Mediterranean.
Masters – PARIS CALLIGRAMMES
The Masters section brings titles from today’s documentary cinema auteurs, whose esteemed names and careers never disappoint.
Bringing the 1960s to life is Ulrike Ottigner’s Paris Calligrammes, an ode to the renowned painter’s life in bohemian Paris – a time and place of art, political upheavals and the legacy of the colonial era.
The Best of Fests selection brings together the prize-winners, public favorites, and high-profile titles documentary films from the international festival circuit in the past year.
This includes the endearing and personal family portrait of Lina Soualem, Their Algeria, which has been dazzling audiences and winning prizes from France to Egypt.
And depicting the lives of two unlikely heroes of Sicily, the fascinating and poetic Il Mio Corpo by Michele Pennetta.
Full festival program: https://www.idfa.nl/en/collection/program-a-to-z