A film by Guido Hendrikx

Music in collaboration with Juho Nurmela


In a classroom newly arrived refugees learn a lesson about multifarious Europe. Operating at the intersection of fiction and documentary, Stranger in Paradise reflects on the power relations between Europeans and refugees in a candid fashion.

International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, the Netherlands (16 – 27 November, 2016)
First Appearance & National Competition – Opening filmWon: IDFA Special Jury Award for Dutch Documentary

Movies That Matter, the Netherlands (24 March – 1 April, 2017)
Official Selection Won: MovieZone MTM Award

DOCUMENTAMADRID – International Madrid Documentary Festival, Spain (4 – 14 May, 2017)
Fugas Feature Film Competition Special Mention

DocuTIFF – Tirana International Documentary Film Festival, Albania (10 – 17 May, 2017)
Feature Documentary Competition Won: Best FRAME

CinéDOC – Tbilisi, Georgia (11 – 16 May, 2017)
International Competition Won: Student Jury Award

Docs Against Gravity Film Festival, Poland (12 – 21 May, 2017)
Fiction/Non Fiction competition & Amnesty International competition Won: Best Actor-Director Collaboration in a Fiction/Non Fiction Film Award & The Amnesty International Award Jury Special Mention

Biografilm Festival – International Celebration Of Lives, Italy (9 – 19 June, 2017)
First Feature Competition Won: Hera “Nuovi Talenti” Award & Audience Award

Message to Man International Film Festival, Russia (15 – 22 September, 2017)
International Competition Won: Student Award, Fipresci Prize, Russian Press Prize