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.