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KING OF THE BELGIANS

King Nicolas III is a lonely soul who has the distinct feeling he’s living the wrong life. He embarks on a state visit to Istanbul with a British filmmaker, Duncan Lloyd, who has been commissioned by the Palace to shoot a documentary intended to polish the monarch’s rather dull image. The news breaks that Wallonia has declared its independence.

JESSICA WOODWORTH and PETER BROSENS both hail from documentary but are most widely acclaimed for their three feature films that they wrote, directed and co-produced together: Khadak (Winner of Venice’s Lion of the Future 2006), Altiplano (Cannes Critics’ Week 2009) and The Fifth Season (Venice Official Competition 2012).

Festivals and Awards
Venice ’16 – “Orizzonti” Competition; Rotterdam ’17 – Dutch Film Critics’ Award; Cinequest ’17 – Global Vision Award; Odessa ’17 – Grand Prix for Best Film; selected for over 50 international film festivals such as Busan, Gent, Thessaloniki, Marrakech, Palm Springs, Tallinn, etc.; nominated for Lux Prize 2017

Belgium, the Netherlands, Bulgaria, 2016, 94 min
Script: Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth
Directors: Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth
Cinematography: Ton Peters, NSC
Music: Michel Schöpping
Cast: Peter Van Den Begin, Lucie Debay, Titus De Voogdt, Bruno Georis, Pieter Van Der Houwen, Goran Radakovic, Nina Nikolina, Valentin Ganev
Production: Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth
Co-production: François Touwaide, Arnold Heslenfeld, Frans van Gestel and Laurette Schillings, Mira Staleva and Stefan Kitanov
With the support of: Flanders Audiovisual Fund (Vaf), Flanders Image, Screen Flanders, Belgian Federal Government Tax Shelter, Casa Kafka Pictures, Casa Kafka Pictures Movie Tax Shelter, empowered by Belfius, Netherlands Film Fund, Netherlands Film Production Incentive, Eurimages, Bulgarian National Film Center, Centre du cinema et de l’audiovisuel de la federation Wallonie-Bruxelles, MEDIA Programme of The European Union
Contact: www.kingof.be, vihrena@siff.bg

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