Fien Troch’s Home has been selected for the Official Competition at the European Film Festival in Les Arcs (10-17 December). In addition, King of the Belgians, directed by Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth, celebrates its 10th festival selection as part of the Playtime programme. The line-up also includes Layla M., a co-production with Flanders.

HomeHome is one of 10 European features in Official Competition in Les Arcs vying for the Crystal Arrow, the main prize. Last year, Troch’s film was chosen for the festival’s Works-in-Progress sessions.

The film, portraying the struggle between teenagers and the adults who surround them, premiered in Venice where it won the Orizzonti Award for Best Direction. It also won three awards at Film Fest Gent including Best Music, and can currently be seen at the AFI Fest in Los Angeles. The producer of the film is Prime Time, with Doc & Film handling international sales.

Les Arcs’ Playtime section, which explores what European entertainment has to offer, includes King of the Belgians, the new film from Brosens and Woodworth whose previous effort, The Fifth Season, won no less than three awards there in 2012. That year, the pair also presented King of the Belgians as a project in development in the festival’s Co-Production Village.

King of the Belgians premiered in Venice, followed by invitations to such festivals as Busan, Hamburg, Ghent, Thessaloniki, Valladolid, Antalya and Sao Paolo. Bo Films produced, with Be for Films handling foreign sales.

Published on Wednesday 9 November 2016

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