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Le Fidèle, the new film by Michaël Roskam, in world premiere in Venice

And there should still be a lot of Belgians to the Mostra in september.

First image from ‘Le Fidèle’ from Michaël R. Roskam, with Matthias Schoenaerts and Adèle Exarchopoulos. © /

Le Fidèle, the third feature film from Michaël R. Roskam, has an invitation in his pocket for the Official Selection of the Venice film Festival. The film was given its world premiere reports That the Flemish Audiovisual Fund.

“Since Le Fidèleeen story is, I have always secretly hoped to get a selection in Venice, more than anywhere else,” says Michaël R. Roskam, in a first reaction. “The city of love, and of one of the most important festivals in the world… That the world may celebrate, it is simply fantastic!’

In the romantic neo-noir brings Roskam, Matthias Schoenaerts and French actress Adèle Exarchopoulos (La Vie d’Adèle) together in a dark love tragedy against the backdrop of the infamous Belgian gangstermilieu.

To the camera, as with Bullhead,Nicolas Karakatsanis, who is known for his dark style. Yet it is not completely dark film, as is also apparent from the trailer. “The atmosphere that the beginning vanLe fidèlemoet generate, describe Nicolas and I, as ‘Brussels ‘ Riviera’. Something between our capital city and the Côte d’azur. Might sound weird to Brussels with a lot of light and color in the picture, but this city is less grey than you think.’

Knack Focus went on a visit on the set of Le Fidèle. Read the full report here.

There will be more Belgians will be able to spot in Venice. That Fien Troch, in the jury, we wrote earlier. In addition, Kevin Janssens, Tibo Vandenborre and Johan Leysen to the Lido for their contribution to Tueurs. Matthias Schoenaerts is next to Le Fidèle also in Souls At Night, Sam Louwyck for Les garçons sauvages.

The Venice film Festival takes place from 30 August to 9 september.

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