Magazine article Screen International

Koen Mortier's 'Angel' Gets French Deal (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Koen Mortier's 'Angel' Gets French Deal (Exclusive)

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Belgium and Senegal-set drama is screening for industry at Flanders Image’s Connext event this week.

‘Angel’

Oration Films has sold Koen Mortier’s Angel (Un Ange) to Wayna Pitch for France.

The Belgium-Netherlands co-production is produced by Mortier and Eurydice Gysel for their Belgian production company CZAR Film & TV. Co-producers are Belgium’s Anonymes Films, Proximus, Telenet and Canvas; and Graniet Film of the Netherlands.

The film shot in Belgium and Senegal, in the French and Wolof languages.

The film was made with the support of the Flemish Film Fund (VAF) and the Dutch Film Fund (NFF). The film also supported by Screen Brussels and Screen Flanders. BNP Paribas Fortis Film Finance invested in the film as Belgian Tax Shelter investor.

Angel, Mortier’s third feature after Ex Drummer and 22nd Of May, is about Thierry, a famous cyclist whose career is in decline, who falls in love with a prostitute while visiting Senegal. …

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