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IDFA 2013 to open with “Return to Homs”

The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) has chosen Talal Derki's Return to Homs (pictured) to be its opening film, after last week unveiling its full line-up.
October 15, 2013

The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) has chosen Talal Derki’s Return to Homs (pictured) to be its opening film, after last week unveiling its full line-up.

The film, which is directed by Derki and produced by Orwa Nyrabia and Hans Robert Eisenhauer, follows two Syrian friends in the devastated city of Homs, as they progress from peaceful protest to armed conflict.

The doc has backing from the IDFA Bertha Fund, and will kick off the 26th edition of the 12-day Dutch festival on November 20.

Other docs playing at this year’s IDFA include Alex Gibney’s The Armstrong Lie, Errol Morris’s The Unknown Known, Marcel Ophül’s Ain’t Misbehavin’, Claude Lanzmann’s The Last of the Unjust, Lucy Walker’s The Crash Reel and Fred Wiseman’s At Berkeley, as previously reported.

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