Magazine article Screen International

Be for Films Picks Up Venice Orizzonti Selection 'King of Belgians'

Magazine article Screen International

Be for Films Picks Up Venice Orizzonti Selection 'King of Belgians'

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Brussels and Paris based sales company Be For Films has taken international rights to Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth's comedy-drama King Of The Belgians, which was announced in yesterday's Venice line-up in the Orizzonti competition.

The film follows the titular Belgian king as he embarks on a state visit to Istanbul. When his home country begins to fall apart he must return to save his kingdom. However, a solar storm causes all airspace and communications to shut down, meaning he must begin a long journey across the Balkans to return home.

Peter Van den Begin (Allez, Eddy!) stars, with Lucie Debay, Titus De Voogdt, Bruno Georis, Pieter van der Houwen, Goran Radacovic, Valentin Galev and Nina Nikolina all amongst the cast.

Directing duo Brosens and Woodworth also penned the screenplay and produce for Bo Films. Co-producers are François Touwaide for Entre Chien et Loup, Frans van Gestel, Arnold Heslenfeld and Laurette Schillings for Topkapi Films, and Stefan Kitanov and Mira Staleva for Art Fest. …

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