EUFF 2019: King of the Belgians
608 College St, Toronto, ON M6G 1B4, Canada
Directed by Peter Brosens & Jessica Woodworth Comedy | English, Dutch, French, Bulgarian | 94 min | 2016With Peter van den Begin, Lucie Debay, Titus De Voogd, Bruno Georis, Pieter van der Houwen
The King of the Belgians is on a State visit in Istanbul when his country falls apart. He must return home at once to save his kingdom. But a solar storm causes airspace and communications to shut down. No planes. No phones. With the help of a British filmmaker and a troupe of Bulgarian folk singers, the King and his entourage manage to escape over the border, incognito. Thus begins an odyssey across the Balkans during which the King discovers the real world - and himself.