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IDFA ’15: Festival to open with “A Family Affair”

The 28th edition of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) is to open with Dutch director Tom Fassaert's (pictured, left) A Family Affair (right).
September 22, 2015

The 28th edition of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) is to open with Dutch director Tom Fassaert’s (pictured, left) A Family Affair.

The doc – which will be screening in IDFA’s feature-length documentary and Dutch documentary competitions – finds the director unraveling a complex family history by focusing on his 95-year-old grandmother Marianne (pictured, right) and a turbulent relationship with her children.

Five years in the making, A Family Affair is produced by Wout Conijn of Conijn Film, in association with KRO-NCRV.

Fassaert’s previous feature doc, An Angel in Doel, premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in 2011.

IDFA this year runs from November 18 to 29. The festival’s full line-up will be revealed next month.

 

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Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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