To mark the 25th anniversary of the festival, the film [pictured] will also screen in 25 cinemas throughout the Netherlands on the same night.

John Appel’s Wrong Time Wrong Place has been announced as the opening film of the 25th International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), which runs Nov 14-25.

Appel’s film, an essay on the insignificance of life and the role played by chance, will also screen the same evening (Nov 14) in 25 cinemas, including many Pathé cinemas, throughout the Netherlands in order to mark 25 years of IDFA. It is the second time a film from Appel has been chosen as IDFA’s opening film; André Hazes – Zij Gelooft In Mij opening the festival in 1999 and went on win the award for best feature-length documentary that year.

Wrong Time Wrong Place will compete for the VPRO IDFA Award for best feature-length documentary and for the IDFA Award for Dutch documentary at the 25th IDFA, with the winners of this year’s festival announced on Nov 23 at Het Compagnietheater in Amsterdam.