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Royal visit to Marrakech and Dubai


Continuing its festival tour, King of the Belgians by Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth will screen at the Marrakech International Film Festival (2-10 December), where it is in Competition. After that the film goes on to the Dubai International Film Festival (7-14 December), marking its 15th festival selection to date.

Brosens and Woodworth’s fourth feature premiered at the Venice Film Festival and has been successfully travelling the international festival circuit ever since. King of the Belgians has already screened in Hamburg, Thessaloniki, Valladolid, Antalya, Sao Paolo, Zagreb and Tallinn. In Marrakech, it will be one of 14 features competing for the festival’s main prize, the Gold Star. Hungarian filmmaker Béla Tarr is president of this year’s international jury.

The Marrakech line-up also includes Mijke de Jong’s Layla M., a Dutch-Belgian co-production.

In Dubai, King of the Belgians will have its Middle East Premiere in the Cinema of the World section, alongside such titles as The Birth of a Nation, Jackie and La La Land. Also selected is Roby Toby’s Fantastic Voyager, another co-production with Flanders.