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He hides behind the camera and says nothing. Curious strangers see him in the street. Embarrassed, some try to start a conversation; others move away. Yet others see him standing on their doorstep. When they open the door, he remains silent, and his silence evokes anger, laughter, discomfort—but also the desire to come closer and be vulnerable, and a kind of intriguing intimacy that may or may not be one-sided. Guido Hendrikx, whose film Stranger in Paradise had been screened here at Docaviv, explores our responses to otherness, to that which we don’t understand. With characteristic sophistication, he asks which reflection we wish to see in the other’s eyes.

Previous Festivals: CPH:DOX, IFFR

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Screening Schedule:
  • Thu 01.07 | 21:15 | Cinematheque 4
  • Thu 08.07 | 18:30 | Cinematheque 2
  • Sat 10.07 | 18:00 | Webinars | Filmmaker Guido Hendrikx in Conversation with Yaara Ozery
  • Watch online | The film will be available From July 1st until July 31st

Meet the Filmmakers

  • Filmmaker Guido Hendrikx in Conversation with Yaara Ozery

    Sat 10.07 at 18:00

Guido Hendrikx was born in Eindhoven in 1987 and studied Liberal Arts & Sciences (Utrecht University), Directing Documentary & Screenwriting (Netherlands Film Academy), and Practical Ethics (Utrecht University). His credits include the award-winning films Escort (2013), Among Us (2014) and Stranger in Paradise (2016).

Production: Jasper Boon, Ena Sendijarevic, Guido Hendrikx, Wouter Jansen
Production Company: [boondocs], Aventura
Editing: Lot Rossmark, Rens Christiaansen, Guido Hendrikx
Sound Design: Tijn Hazen
Music: Jeanne Susin