Project Description

Belgium

King of the Belgians

Director: Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth

Cast: Peter Van den Begin, Lucie Debay, Bruno Georis, Pieter van der Houwen

Genre: Comedy

94min – Flemish, French, English, Bulgarian with English Subtitles (2016)

On a state visit to Turkey, the dutiful but uninspired King Nicolas the 3rd of Belgium learns of a coup back home (the Walloons have declared themselves fed up and independent). Prevented to go back by air, but filled with a renewed sense of purpose, the king embarks on an unorthodox road trip through the Balkans, accompanied by his reluctant aides and led by a resourceful British

documentary filmmaker, initially commissioned to improve the dull monarch’s image.This thoughtful and hilarious drama was awarded by the Circle of Dutch Film Journalists at Rotterdam International Film Festival and has screened at Venice and Hamburg Film Festivals.

Dates:

Johannesburg: 5,13 May 2017
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Pretoria: 6,13 May 2017
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Cape Town: 5,13 May 2017
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Durban: 7 May 2017