EN - Lilian works at a meat factory, adding bay leaves to liver patties. Once known as 'Laura', she was a rising star in the music industry and even took part in the European Song Contest. Now she leads a secluded life in an apartment stuffed with relics from her bygone days of glory. But then 22-year-old Jean walks into her life.
NL - Liliane werkt in een vleeswarenfabriek waar ze laurierblaadjes op paté legt. Ooit was ze als 'Laura' een rijzende ster aan het firmament van het lichte lied. Ze nam zelfs deel aan de European Song Contest. Nu is ze vergeten en leidt ze een teruggetrokken bestaan in een appartement volgestouwd met relikwieën uit haar glorietijd. Maar dan ontmoet ze de 22-jarige Jean.
|Genre||romantic comedy, drama|
|World première / first public presentation||2016-09-08|
|Cast||Isabelle Huppert, Kévin Azaïs, Johan Leysen|
|Art director||André Fonsny|
|Costume||Florence Scholtes, Christophe Pidre|
|Music||Pink Martini (US)|
|Running time film||90'|
|Sound format||digital 5.1|
|Supported by||the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)|
|Production partners||Deal Productions (LU), Frakas Productions (BE), Avenue B Productions (FR)|
|Tax shelter partners||Casa Kafka|
2016: Festival du Film Francophone d'Angoulême (FR); Special Presentations - Toronto International Film Festival (CA); BFI London Film Festival (UK); Film Fest Gent (BE); Arras Film Festival (FR); Marrakech International Film Festival (MA)
2014: Berlinale Co-Production Market (DE)
2013: Paris Projects (FR)
2014: VFP Pitch Award - Berlinale Co-Production Market (DE)
- France - ARP Sélections (theatrical)
Continuing its festival tour, King of the Belgians by Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth will screen at the Marrakech International Film Festival (2-10 December), where it is in Competition. After that the film goes on to the Dubai International Film Festival (7-14 December), marking its 15th festival selection to date.
Brosens and Woodworth’s fourth feature premiered at the Venice Film Festival and has been successfully travelling the international festival circuit ever since. King of the Belgians has already screened in Hamburg, Thessaloniki, Valladolid, Antalya, Sao Paolo, Zagreb and Tallinn. In Marrakech, it will be one of 14 features competing for the festival’s main prize.
Peter Monsaert’s Le Ciel Flamand and Souvenir, directed by Bavo Defurne, have both been invited to the BFI London Film Festival (5-16 October). The programme also includes a documentary and several shorts from Flanders as well as various co-productions.
Le Ciel Flamand premiered in Toronto on 11 September, followed by a European premiere at the San Sebastian Film Festival. In London, Peter Monsaert’s drama about three generations of women is set to appear in the ‘Thrill’ programme of the Festival’s official selection.
Bavo Defurne’s upcoming feature project Souvenir has won the VFF Highlight Pitch Award at the Berlinale Co-Production Market. All three nominees were pitched to the attending professionals at the co-production platform, with Souvenir taking the lead as most promising project. The prize earns the film a €10,000 grant for further development.
The Berlinale Co-Production Market had announced that Souvenir was among the nominees for the Highlight Pitch Award, which is given out annually by the German rights agency for film and television producers (VFF). When the project was pitched during the Talent Project Highlights today, it took home the competition main prize worth €10,000.
Fien Troch’s feature film Kid has won the Student Award at the 11th International Film Festival Paris Cinéma (28 June-9 July). The prize-winners were announced right before the conclusion of the festival, which ended with a screening of Felix van Groeningen’s The Broken Circle Breakdown. Souvenir, the new feature film project by Bavo Defurne made the top three most popular pitches at Paris Cinéma’s co-production platform Paris Project.
Kid is Fien Troch’s third feature film and centres around Kid, a little boy of seven, who lives with his mother and his slightly older brother Billy on a farm outside a small town. But fate strikes and the two little boys have to move in with their uncle and aunt. Kid misses his mother more than ever and wants to be with her again.
Kid, Fien Troch’s third feature, has been selected for official competition at Paris Cinéma (28 June- 9 July). This year the Parisian summer festival puts the spotlight on Belgian cinema with numerous selections and retrospectives of its films and filmmakers.
Fien Troch’s Kid is running in official competition at Paris Cinéma. The film, produced by Antonino Lombardo for Prime Time, already screened at festivals in Rome, Palm Springs and Aubagne earlier this year.
Last edited on 3 February 2017