Jessica Woodworth and Peter Brosens’ film continues the story of one king’s journey through the Balkans – with charming Peter Van den Begin in the role of King of the Belgians and also the legendary Geraldine Chaplin and Udo Kier
world reunited with the characters of Jessica Woodworth and Peter
Brosens at the Toronto Festival - one of the five most respected film
forums in the world. In front of full halls and applause from the
audience, the journey of the famous King Nicholas III continues, and the
story created by the two screenwriters and directors meets us with
seemingly absurd but strikingly possible events. Here are some of the
„This is Kafka meets Monty Python and feels like a Roy Andersson made deadpan comedy.“
social-political satire „The Barefoot Emperor“, by Jessica Woodworth
and Peter Brosens, is the most delicious movie yet. The actors Udo Kier
and Geraldine Chaplin are excellent!“
Emperor is an absurdist and quietly beautiful political satire laugh
riot. Insanely committed deadpan performances, and of course Udo Kier
and Geraldine Chaplin are brilliant.“
„While Peter Van
den Begin may shine as the Belgian King, it’s Geraldine Chaplin who
takes home the MVP award. As Lady Liz, she delivers some of the film’s
most important lines Films such as „The Barefoot Emperor“ remind of us
the truth in comedy.“
And after Toronto, the King and his entourage start their travel around the world!
The European premiere of „The Barefoot Emperor“
will be also the opening night for the 35th Warsaw Film Festival! After
that there will be festival screenings at Ghent, Zagreb, Cairo,
Seville, Turin - the journey goes on!
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„The Barefoot Emperor“
is a production of Bo Films (Belgium) in co-production with Topkapi
Films (Netherlands), Propeler Film (Croatia), Wajnbrosse Productions
(Belgium) and Art Fest (Bulgaria) with the financial support of
Bulgarian National Film Center, Eurimages and the national film funds of
the co-producing countries. „The Barefoot Emperor“ was presented as project and works in progress at Sofia Meetings.
film's production designer is Sabina Hristova, Petya Simeonova have
done the makeup and hairstyles, photographer is Nedelcho Hazerbasanov.
Bulgarian producers are Mira Staleva and Stefan Kitanov.
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