FILM IDFA Issue 2015

FILM IDFA Issue 2015 / Natural Disorder / At Home in the World / Man Falling / Motley's Law / Home Sweet Home

We Are All Abnormal

We Are All Abnormal

INTERVIEW. Christian Sønderby Jepsen's Natural Disorder tracks journalist and comedian Jacob Nossell as he searches for the meaning of life for someone with cerebral palsy. FILM met with the director and his protagonist to talk about how the film challenges our notions of what it means to be "normal."

Settling In

Settling In

INTERVIEW. What does it mean for a child to be on the run? How do you make a home for yourself in a new country? Andreas Koefoed's At Home in the World provides a different perspective on refugees than the one we usually get from the media.

The Ultimate Modern Woman

The Ultimate Modern Woman

INTERVIEW. One-time beauty queen, mother of three, tough-as-nails defence attorney in Kabul – Kimberley Motley's complexity fascinated director Nicole N. Horanyi. In Motley's Law, she tracks the American lawyer's day-to-day life of human rights cases, physical threats and parent-teacher meetings on Skype.

When Frailty Arrives

When Frailty Arrives

INTERVIEW. In Man Falling Anne Wivel turns her camera on her friend, the world-renowned painter Per Kirkeby, who is struggling to get back to work after he fell down the stairs and hit his head, which cost him the ability to recognise colours, his own works, even his own wife. Lotte Thorsen has spoken to the highly esteemed Danish documentarist about the personal portrait.

Salimah Standing Strong

Salimah Standing Strong

KIDS&DOCS. How do you cope when you're 10 and travel halfway around the globe to live with the father you barely know? Katrine Philp's Home Sweet Home tells the story of Salimah from Myanmar and her struggle to find her feet in a new culture as teenage life approaches.

Tackling a Taboo

Tackling a Taboo

PARADOCS. Olmo and the Seagull delves into the intimacy of pregnancy in a partly dramatised story of Olivia and Serge, both actors at Paris' famous Théâtre du Soleil, as they are expecting their first child.

Life on a Refugee Ship

Life on a Refugee Ship

BEST OF FESTS. Fleeing Sarajevo with his family in 1992, Vladimir Tomic spent two years on a refugee ship in Denmark. Flotel Europa is the director's personal story about a boy trying to live a normal life in a place far from normal.

A Visual Footprint in Time

A Visual Footprint in Time

MASTERS. In his autobiographical essay film Déjà Vu, Jon Bang Carlsen mirrors his life story in clips from the more than 40 films he has made in a variety of genres since 1973.

Shining a Light on Facebook

Shining a Light on Facebook

NEW FILM. Jakob Gottschau's Facebookistan examines the paradox of our number one social media: encouraging us to share, it doesn’t share back.

Jørgen Leth and Pelota II

Jørgen Leth and Pelota II

IDFA 2015. Danish auteur filmmaker Jørgen Leth and Spanish anthropologist Olatz González Abrisketa take us into the world of the Basque ballgame pelota in Pelota II, presented in the Masters section.

Tales about Sports Kids

Tales about Sports Kids

IDFA 2015. Three Scandinavian production companies have joined forces to create Sports Kids, a series of six sports-oriented documentaries for children.

Co-productions in Competition

Co-productions in Competition

IDFA 2015. Zanbo Zhang's The Road and Tom Fassaert's A Family Affair, two films selected for IDFA's feature-length competition, show the fruit of Danish filmmakers working with their peers in China and The Netherlands.

Eat a Bug and Save the Planet

Eat a Bug and Save the Planet

NEW FILM. Andreas Johnsen travels the world in Bugs to explore the cultural and environmental aspects of insect-eating.

Chinese Dreamland

Chinese Dreamland

NEW FILM. David Borenstein takes us inside the Chinese housing bubble and its dazzling illusionism.

Homegrown Rocket Science

Homegrown Rocket Science

NEW FILM. Max Kestner's Amateurs in Space is the story of one of the greatest dreams of humankind and how to make it come true in your own way.

Life in a Chinese Orphanage

Life in a Chinese Orphanage

NEW FILM. Kaspar Astrup Schröder's Learning to Forget captures two years at a Beijing orphanage, where children of convicts are trying to find their feet in the world.

Adi Rukun is

Adi Rukun is "Unforgettable"

THE LOOK OF SILENCE. What do Amy Winehouse, Iris Apfel, and Adi Rukun have in common? They are all "Unforgettables," Cinema Eye's list of this year's most notable and significant nonfiction film subjects – from the films Amy, Iris and The Look of Silence, respectively.

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