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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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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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