Special Invitation Films
Lima-born director Heddy Honigmann, four of whose films have been screened at YIDFF since Metal and Melancholy (YIDFF '95), passed away in 2022. In memory of her passing, YIDFF 2023 will screen Crazy (YIDFF 2001), a film in which interviews with Dutch UN soldiers shed light on emotional scars and highlight the powers of music. Pedro Costa’s short film The Daughters of Fire (2023) follows three sisters who are separated by a volcano eruption in Cape Verde. The closing screening will be The List (2023), in which the Makhmalbafs, a filmmaking family, do everything they can to help artists and filmmakers under the threat of execution leave Afghanistan in 2021, when the Taliban returned to power overnight.
- Crazy Dir: Heddy Honigmann / THE NETHERLANDS / 1999 / 97 min
The Daughters of Fire Dir: Pedro Costa / PORTUGAL / 2023 / 8 min
The Power of Speech Dir: Jean-Luc Godard / FRANCE / 1988 / 25 min [New]
- Ryuichi Sakamoto | Opus Dir: Sora Neo / JAPAN / 2023 / 103 min / Opening Film [New]
The List Dir: Hana Makhmalbaf / UK / 2023 / 65 min / Closing Film