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Koen Mortier’s “Angel” gets international premiere in Toronto

The third film from director Koen Mortier, “Angel”, will next month its international premiere at the film festival of Toronto. “Angel” is there to see in the selection for non-English-speaking international movies. That makes the VAF announced today. In Canada, it will also “Kursk”, the historical action movie from Thomas Vinterberg with Matthias Schoenaerts in the title role, world premiere. “Duelles”, from the French director Olivier Masset-Depasse, will also be in Toronto world premiere, reports working group, the French-speaking counterpart of the flemish audiovisual fund.

“Angel”, an adaptation of Dimitri Verhulsts “Monologue of someone who just was against self-talking”, follows the prostitute Fae and the world-famous sportsman, Thierry, and is based on the life of cyclist Frank Vandenbroucke. The leading roles are played Vincent Rottiers, Fatou N’Diaye, Paul Bartel and Aïcha Cissé. The two other movies, “Ex-drummer” and “22nd of may” were also in Toronto to see.

At the beginning of september is “Angel” already the opening film of the festival of Ostend. The Belgian release is scheduled for 19 september.

The French-Luxembourg-Belgian co-production “Kursk” will be in Toronto for the first time. The movie hole about the disaster with the eponymous Russian submarine in 2000. The large onderwaterscènes were in Flanders rotated. Director Vinterberg’s “Festen”, “Jagten” and “Far from the Madding Crowd” (with Matthias Schoenaerts in the lead role). The Flemish actor plays alongside Colin Firth and Léa Seydoux.

“Duelles” is a psychological thriller, based on the novel “Derrière la haine”, the Belgian writer Barbara Abel. It is already the third film of Masset-Depasse, who already “Cages” and “Illégal”. The leading roles are mainly for Belgian actors, including Veerle Baetens, Anne Coessens and Arieh Worthalter.

Also, “Au temps où les Arabes dansaient”, of filming, has been selected for the 43rd edition of this festival, which this year takes place from 6 to 16 september. The Cannes award-winning “Girl”, by Lukas Dhont, gets a special screening in Toronto. The festival of Toronto is a so-called A-list festival.

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