After its world premiere in Venice, Michaël R. Roskam’s Racer and the Jailbird has been invited to the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF, 7-17 September). Roskam’s third feature will be part of the Special Presentations programme at TIFF.

Racer and the JailbirdRacer and the Jailbird is Roskam’s third feature, after the internationally acclaimed Oscar-nominated Bullhead (2011) and his American debut The Drop (2014). Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts and French actress Adèle Exarchopoulos (Blue Is the Warmest Colour) play the lead roles in this dark romantic tragedy set against the backdrop of Belgium’s crime underworld.

Racer and the Jailbird is produced by Bart Van Langendonck for Savage Film (Bullhead, The Ardennes), and co-produced by Peter Bouckaert at Eyeworks, Jean-Yves Roubin at Frakas Productions and television channel RTBF. The French co-producer is Pierre-Ange Le Pogam at Stone Angels, and the Dutch co-producers are Maarten Swart at Kaap Holland Film and Bruno Felix and Femke Wolting at Submarine.

Racer and the Jailbird will be in Belgian cinemas from 4 October, and is due to open in France and the Netherlands in November.

Published on Wednesday 16 August 2017

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