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COUREUR selected at Film Fest Gent 2018!

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COUREUR selected at Film Fest Gent 2018!

September 14, 2018

Autumn starts at its best: TFL Film COUREUR by Kenneth Mercken will have its world premiere at the 45th Film Fest Gent (9-19 October 2018) as the closing film of the ExploreZone youth competition!

The semi-autobiographical debut of Belgian filmmaker follows Felix, a young “flandrien” cyclist who grows up in a world of cycling races, drugs and violence. As a national champion in the minor League, he starts cycling in Italy, but his career is compromised when his body does not respond well to stimulants.

COUREUR has been developed within Script&Pitch 2013 and was one of the 9 films to be introduced in 2017 at the annual work-in-progress showcase TFL Coming Soon. The film is the result of a co-production between Czar Film (Belgium), Climax Films (Belgium) and Kino Produzioni (Italy), with the support of VAF – Flanders Audiovisual Fund, Le Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Screen Flanders, Canvas, RTBF and IDM Südtirol – Alto Adige Film Fund & Commission. World sales are handled by Intramovies (Italy).

Watch the official trailer here and check the screenings on Film Fest Gent website!