Around the World in 50 Concerts to open 27th edition of the documentary festival.

Heddy Honigmann’s Around the World in 50 Concerts will open this year’s IDFA on Nov 19.

Honigmann’s documentary follows her on tour with Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra as they played 50 concerts spread across six continents to mark the orchestra’s 125th anniversary.

The film was produced by Carmen Cobos & Kees Rijninks for Cobos Films BV in co-production with the AVRO broadcaster.

Honigmann received a Living Legend award at the opening of IDFA 2013 and was asked to compile this year’s Top 10. Alongside the Top 10, this year’s festival will show a retrospective of Honigmann’s work and she will hold a master class explaining her choices.

The Top 10 includes Abbas Kiarostami’s And Life Goes On (1992), Agnès Varda’s The Gleaners and I (2000) and Wang Bing’s nine-hour-long Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks (2002).

Fiction film Au Revoir is among the films from Honigmann’s career that will be shown during this year’s IDFA.

The 27th IDFA runs in Amsterdam from Nov 19-30.

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