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Bijlmerbajes Bios X IFFR: get to know the programme team

Talented filmmakers with a passion for cinema, who after a lot of hard work are well on the way to making it in the Dutch film industry. Every month they organize a film screening as part of the Bijlmerbajes Bios project, with the first IFFR collaboration on Friday 26 May. Read more here about the programmers and their film selection for this edition: The Idol.
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Director Hany Abu-Assad on The Idol

Following Oscar nominations for the politically charged films Paradise Now (2005) and Omar (2013), with The Idol Dutch-Palestinian filmmaker Hany Abu-Assad tells a smaller, more hopeful story about life in Palestine, which secured second place in the Warsteiner Audience Award rankings at IFFR this year.
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Anders Thomas Jensen on Men & Chicken

It's a weird interview. Director Anders Thomas Jensen (Adam's Apples) and actors Nikolaj Lie Kaas and Søren Malling are funny and serious and all over the place. Just like their weird, unpredictable, absurd Social Realist horror comedy Men & Chicken. "I had like this totally big penis on my face."
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Laurie Anderson on Heart of a Dog

It's the first feature-length movie by multi-talented New York singer, performer, multimedia-artist and filmmaker Laurie Anderson. Heart of a Dog, now in cinemas in the Netherlands, is a light-hearted, impressionistic meditation on love and death. An ode to the loss, in recent years, of her mother, husband Lou Reed, and dog Lolabelle.
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Jean-Marc Vallée on Demolition: "Predict anything about this film? You won’t be able to do it"

In Demolition (now in cinemas in the Netherlands), Jean-Marc Vallée tackles his own traumatic divorce. Widower Jake Gyllenhaal realises that he never loved his wife – and that material wealth means nothing to him. “That’s how it goes sometimes: a project grabs hold of you and before you know it, it’s a completely personal experience.”
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