Heddy Honigmann

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Heddy Honigmann
BornHeddy Honigmann
(1951-10-01) 1 October 1951 (age 67)
Lima, Peru
OccupationFilm director

Heddy Honigmann (1951) is a Peruvian-born Dutch director of fictional and documentary films.

Early life and education[edit]

Honigmann was born on 1 October 1951 in Lima, Peru to Polish Jewish immigrants.[1]


Most of Honigmann's films have been Dutch productions, but have been made in a variety of languages. In 2003 the Museum of Modern Art in New York held a retrospective showing of a number of her films.[1] Honigmann won the Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2007 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.[2] In November 2011, the Centre Pompidou in Paris held a retrospective showing all of her films.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Honigmann has spent most of her adult life in the Netherlands,[1] having become a Dutch citizen.[4]




  1. ^ a b c Nancy Ramsey (25 September 2003). "Giving Voice to Life's Emotion: A Documentarian's Calling". New York Times. Retrieved 14 January 2011.
  2. ^ Jennie Punter (20 April 2007). "Hot Docs Festival: Where truths collide". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 14 January 2011.
  3. ^ (in Dutch) "Frankrijk eert cineaste Heddy Honigmann", in NOS Nieuws, 14 June 2011. Retrieved on 16 June 2011.
  4. ^ Walter Addiego (19 April 2009). "San Francisco International Film Festival / Oblivion". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 14 January 2011.
  5. ^ a b (in Dutch) "Frankrijk eert Heddy Honigmann", in HollandDoc, 14 juni 2011. Retrieved on 20 June 2011.
  6. ^ | Heddy Honigmann ontvangt de Shortcutz Amsterdam Career Award, www.filmfestival.nl.

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