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Jan Verheyen and Lien Willaert film true-life struggle of father against pharmaceutical

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Director Jan Verheyen goes along with his wife, Lien Willaert, the true story film of a father who, to his very ill daughter to save, the struggle to compete against the pharmaceutical sector. “The film ‘Red Sara’ highlights so many different themes, which certainly has substance for discussion will form,” says Willaert.

It is her first feature film, previously, she directed all of a few short films and televisiereeksen. Willaert also wrote the screenplay of Red Sara. The story will be when most people ring a bell, because in 2008, succeeded father William Massart in it the whole of Flanders to mobilize in order to raise money for his daughter Sandra, who is a rare metabolic disorder suffered. Doctors and pharmaceutical companies believed, however, that they could heal and so he fought for many years for a treatment that her life had to rescue.

It is that struggle that Verheyen and Willaert inspired the film. “It is so unlikely what that family has experienced,” says the director. Besides the human drama, are also the functioning of the pharmaceutical sector and the power of the media was highlighted. The filming will probably be in the spring of 2019 to take place, according to Willaert. Who the stars will play, it is not yet known. “An important role for the daughter, and the cast of a child is not self-evident. That may not be too far in advance.” Today, the Flemish Audiovisual Fund (VAF) announced that the the film Red Sara financial supports.

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