Stranger in Paradise

Stranger in Paradise
Regisseur: Guido Hendrikx

In a classroom newly arrived refugees learn a lesson about multifarious Europe. Operating at the intersection of fiction and documentary, Stranger in Paradise reflects on the power relations between Europeans and refugees in a candid fashion.

 

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director

director

Guido Hendrikx

Guido Hendrikx (1987) was born and raised in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. After spending some years at an international secondary school (Bilingual Atheneum program) he prematurely quit his medical science study (Leiden University, 2006) to work and study abroad. Returning to The Netherlands he studied Liberal Arts & Sciences (Utrecht University, 2007), focussing on courses in philosphy, criminology, film studies, and journalism. In 2010 he directed his first short film Day is Done which premiered at IDFA. Parallely he enrolled at the Netherlands Film Academy to study Directing Documentary. As a student he directed the internationally acclaimed, award-winning shorts Escort (2013, Oscar Qualifier) and Onder Ons (2014) and co-writed the script for the short fiction Fernweh (2014, Ena Sendijarevic).

credits

credits

Director Guido Hendrikx

Editor Lot Rossmark
Cinematographer Emo Weemhoff
Sound Taco Drijfhout
Executive producers Elize Kerseboom, Julia van Schieveen, Fleur Welter

Delegate producer Erik Glijnis

Produced by: Frank van den Engel, Zeppers Film & TV
Broadcaster VPRO
Supported by Dutch Cultural Media Fund 

Press & publicity (The Netherlands): Herrie Film & TV - Noortje van de Sande 

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news

news

Stranger in Paradise

'Stranger in Paradise' will be opening IDFA 2016! The film about the existing power relations between Europe and refugees is directed by debutant Guido Hendrikx. The opening will take place on November 16th. 'Stranger in Paradise' will also compete in the Dutch and First Appearance competition of the festival. Tickets for the screenings you can buy here.

STRANGER IN PARADISE

Stranger in Paradise premiered in competition at CPH:DOX! 
Screenings scheduled.
Wed 22-03 at 21:40 Grand Teatret
Fri 24-03 at 13:30 Nordisk Film Palads

STRANGER IN PARADISE won MovieZone Award

STRANGER IN PARADISE won the MoveZone Award at the Movies That Matter Film Festival yesterday. won gisteravond de MovieZone Award op het Movies that Matter Film Festival. 

Stranger in Paradise

Last weekend Stranger in Paradise won the Special Mention in the Feature Length competition at Documenta Madrid

Stranger in Paradise op drie festivals in mei

 Stranger in Paradise by Guido Hendrikx will be screened at three film festivals this month: DocFest Muenchen, DocEdge Film Festival in Nieuw-Zeeland en CinéDOC in Tbilisi. Check the websites of the festivals for more information about date and time. 

 

Awards Stranger in Paradise

This week Stranger in Paradise by Guido Hendrikx won two awards: Best Frame Award for the cinematography by Emo Weemhoff on the DocuTIFF in Tirana (Albania)  and the Student Jury Award at the CinéDOC-Tbilisi (Georgia)! 

The Tirana Jury about the cinematography: "This frame tells the drama of the scheme, the division of the world into two, rigid and permanent distinctions. Who's up, who's down, who runs and who's under. By right of birth, for unworthy advantage declared. And it puts us in face of a reflection: Where we stand..?" 

Stranger in Paradise is still touring and can be seen at the following festivals: Doc Edge Film Festival, Docs Against Gravity Film Festival, Encounters South African International Documentary Film Festival en Sheffield Doc/Fest.

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pictures and press

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