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Two hotly anticipated Belgian features make their way to Venice

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- Home by Fien Troch and King of the Belgians by Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth will be unveiled at the 73rd Venice Film Festival, in the Orizzonti section

Two hotly anticipated Belgian features make their way to Venice
Home by Fien Troch

Home [+see also:
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by Fien Troch and King of the Belgians [+see also:
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by Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth will be unveiled at the 73rd Venice Film Festival, in the Orizzonti section.

Home follows the trials and tribulations of 17-year-old Kevin, who has just been released from a remand home. Seeing how going back to live with his parents, with whom he is constantly at loggerheads, is no longer an option, he instead moves in with his aunt’s family. He gets on well with his cousin Sammy and makes friends with his pal, John. But one evening, things turn sour, and the concepts of betrayal, loyalty and trust come to the fore. This is the fourth feature by Fien Troch, whose last film, Kid [+see also:
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, was selected at Toronto, where Home will also be showcased. The movie was produced by Prime Time, in co-production with Versus Production, and with backing from the Flanders Audiovisual Fund and the CCA.

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Prime Time also co-produced Brimstone [+see also:
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Q&A: Martin Koolhoven
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, the new movie by Martin Koolhoven, which will be presented in the official competition. Versus, meanwhile, co-produced A Woman’s Life [+see also:
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Q&A: Stéphane Brizé
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by Stéphane Brizé, which has also been selected at the Mostra.

After their triptych Khadak [+see also:
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interview: Jessica Woodworth
interview: Jessica Woodworth
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Altiplano [+see also:
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and The Fifth Season [+see also:
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, Brosens and Woodworth are back with King of the Belgians, which tells the story of a fictitious Belgian monarch, Nicolas III, who is on an official visit to Istanbul when his country suddenly starts tearing itself apart. He must return as quickly as possible, but a solar flare prevents travel by air and knocks out all telecommunications. With the help of a British filmmaker and a group of singing Bulgarians, His Majesty and his entourage manage to leave Turkey and don disguises as they embark on an odyssey across the Balkans. The lead roles are entrusted to Peter Van den BeginTitus De VoogdtLucie Debay and Bruno GeorisBo Films produced King of the Belgians in co-production with Entre Chien et Loup, Dutch outfit Topkapi Films and Bulgaria’s Art Fest, and the movie also had backing from the Flanders Audiovisual Fund and the CCA. It will come out in Belgian theatres on 30 November, while the international sales are handled by Be for Films.

Lastly, we should highlight the selection of a film co-produced by Savage FilmCoffee [+see also:
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by Cristiano Bortone, in the Venice Days; Rebecca Zlotowski’s Planetarium [+see also:
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interview: Rebecca Zlotowski
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, co-produced by Les Films du Fleuve, out of competition; and Heal the Living [+see also:
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interview: Katell Quillévéré
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by Katell Quillévéré, co-produced by Frakas, in Orizzonti.

(Translated from French)

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