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Turn Your Body to the Sun
Turn Your Body to the Sun
Turn Your Body to the Sun
Turn Your Body to the Sun
Turn Your Body to the Sun
Turn Your Body to the Sun
Turn Your Body to the Sun
Turn Your Body to the Sun
Turn Your Body to the Sun
Turn Your Body to the Sun
Turn Your Body to the Sun
Turn Your Body to the Sun
Turn Your Body to the Sun
Turn Your Body to the Sun
Turn Your Body to the Sun
Turn Your Body to the Sun
Turn Your Body to the Sun
Turn Your Body to the Sun
Turn Your Body to the Sun
Turn Your Body to the Sun
Turn Your Body to the Sun
Turn Your Body to the Sun
Turn Your Body to the Sun

Turn Your Body to the Sun

2021 • 93m

The incredible life story of a Tatar Soviet soldier who was captured by the Germans Nazis during WWII. Today, his daughter Sana is tracing the path of her silent father, tries to understand what made him the man she knew as a child, through his diaries, various personal and public archives and registries. As she accompanies the daughter in her journey, the filmmaker excavates film archives, to find traces of those millions of Soviet soldiers who were caught in the fire of dictators fighting, who were there but were easily left out of the narrative of the global war. As she “re-appropriates” the archival footage through mixed techniques of double pass, zoom-in and colorization, the filmmaker searches for the soul of the image, for those small and subtle remnants of a massive, yet casually omitted, human tragedy. The deaths of the Soviet prisoners of war constituted the biggest mass murder of the Second World War after the Holocaust. Softly, but determinately the film starts breaking sixty years of silence.

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Turn Your Body to the Sun by Aliona van der Horst has won the main prize at the Mumbai International… >> read more Turn Your Body to the Sun by Aliona van der Horst has won the main prize at the Mumbai International Film Festival in India.

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Proceeds from the previews of the documentary Turn Your Body to the Sun will be donated… >> read more Proceeds from the previews of the documentary Turn Your Body to the Sun will be donated to Giro555

From 18 to 21 March, there will be early previews of Turn Your Body to the Sun in Amsterdam, Haarlem and Rotterdam. The entire proceeds will be donated to Giro555 - Together in Action for Ukraine. Director Aliona van der Horst will be present at all three screenings for an aftertalk. The film will be shown in Dutch cinemas from 16 June onwards.

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Friday 18 March: Rialto de Pijp, Amsterdam (with aftertalk by Aliona van der Horst and Coen van Zwol)


Sunday 20 March: De Schuur, Haarlem (with aftertalk by Aliona van der Horst and Frénk van der Linden)


Monday 21 March: LantarenVenster, Rotterdam (with aftertalk by Aliona van der Horst)

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Turn Your Body to the Sun op IDFA 2021

Turn Your Body to the Sun at IDFA 2021
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Turn Your Body to the Sun by Aliona van der Horst has been selected for the… >> read more Turn Your Body to the Sun by Aliona van der Horst has been selected for the International Competition at IDFA 2021 and will have its world premiere this Saturday November 20th. During the festival the film will also be shown in several cinemas in the rest of the Netherlands as part of IDFA Extended.

The documentary is nominated for the IDFA Award for Best Dutch Documentary 2021 and the Beeld en Geluid IDFA ReFrame Award 2021.