Feature documentary is about two Syrian friends in devastated city of Homs.

IDFA will open on Nov 20 with Return to Homs by Syrian diretor Talal Derki.

The documentary follows two Syrian friends in the devastated city of Homs, who move from peaceful protest to armed resistance. It was filmed from August 2011 to August 2013.

The IDFA Bertha Fund backed the project, which is produced by Orwa Nyrabia (Syria) and Hans Robert Eisenhauer (Germany). It was presented at IDFA Forum in 2012.

Derki studied film in Athens and his past work includes A Full Line of Trees (2005), Hero of all Seas (2010) and Lajat (2012).

IDFA runs Nov 20-Dec 1. More on the lineup here.