Occupied City

Occupied City

26th TIDF: Greek Premiere
The past collides with our precarious present in this daring documentary, crafted by an Academy-Award winner who has delivered masterpieces on the nature of power (Hunger, 12 Years a Slave). McQueen creates two interlocking portraits: a door-to-door excavation of the Nazi occupation that still haunts his adopted city, and a vivid journey through the last years of pandemic and protest. What emerges is both devastating and life-affirming, an expansive meditation on memory, time, and where we’re headed.
Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Steve McQueen
Script: Bianca Stitger
Cinematography: Lennert Hillege
Editing: Xander Nijsten
Sound: Jan Schermer
Production: Family Affair Films
Producers: Floor Onrust, Steve McQueen, Anna Smith-Tenser, Bianca Stigter
Co-production: Lammas Park, VPRO
Executive producer: Arnon Milchan, Yariv Milchan, Michael Schaefer, Ben Cotner, Adriana Banta, Emily Osborne, Ollie Madden, Daniel Battsek, Ben Coren, Barbara Truyen, Joost Janmaat, Clea de Koning
Narration: Melanie Hyams
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: The Netherlands, UK, USA
Production Year: 2023
Duration: 266'
Contact: mk2 Films

Steve McQueen


1993 Bear (short fiction)
1997 Deadpan (short)
2001 7th Nov. (short)
2008 Hunger (fiction)
2011 Shame (fiction)
2013 12 Years a Slave (fiction)
2016 Mr. Burberry (fiction short)
2018 Widows (fiction)
2023 Occupied City