The Barefoot Emperor
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The Barefoot Emperor

Directed by Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth
Feature film, 2019, 95′
BE, NL, HR, BG
After suffering a gunshot wound to the ear during an unfortunate incident in Sarajevo, the King of the Belgians wakes up on a Croatian island, once Tito’s famed summer residence. While he tries to escape from the island to save his Kingdom, an envoy arrives announcing that the King has been chosen to become the first Emperor of a nationalist Nova Europa. Fed up with others determining his destiny, the King takes matters into his own hands.
Written and produced by Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth
Production company Bo Films (BE)
Coproducers Frans van Gestel, Arnold Heslenfeld & Laurette Schillings, Lana Matić & Boris T. Matić, Marc-Henri Wajnberg, Mira Staleva & Stefan Kitanov
Coproduction companies Topkapi Films (NL), Propeler Film (HR), Wajnbrosse Productions (BE), Art Fest (BG)
Cast Peter van den Begin, Lucie Debay, Udo Kier, Geraldine Chaplin, Bruno Georis, Titus de Voogdt, Darko Stazić, Siniša Labrović, Pieter van der Houwen
Director of photography Ton Peters n.s.c.
Sound Engineer Pepijn Aben
Sound designer Charo Calvo
Editor David Verdurme
Production designer Sabina Christova
Costume designer Morana Starčević
International sales Be For Films
Croatian distribution Zagreb Film Festival
Support Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Centre du cinéma et de l’audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (CCA/FWB), Netherlands Film Fund (NFF), Croatian Audiovisual Center (HAVC), Bulgarian National Film Center (BNFC), Eurimages, Telenet, VRT/Canvas, VOO/Be tv, Lum.Invest, Belgian Federal Government Tax Shelter
Website www.thebarefootemperor.com

Festivals and awards

International Film Festival Toronto 2019 – Contemporary World Cinema
Film Fest Gent 2019
Warsaw International Film Festival 2019
Zagreb Film Festival 2019
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2019
Torino Film Festival 2019
Cairo International Film Festival 2019
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2020
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2020
Göteborg Film Festival 2020Sofia International Film Festival 2020
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