EXCLUSIVE: Trailer for Koen Mortier’s Angel, sold by Oration Films
by Vassilis Economou
- The Flemish director is returning to the Toronto International Film Festival after eight years with his third feature, to which LA-based Oration Films has secured the worldwide rights
Angel [+see also:
interview: Koen Mortier
film profile] follows the encounter between a prostitute, Fae (Fatou N'Diaye), and a world-famous athlete, Thierry (Vincent Rottiers). During his holiday in Senegal, he falls head over heels for the beautiful African woman. They find dignity and hope in each other as they strive to overcome their troubles. But more important than these mutual desires, they find love.
This is what Koen Mortier depicts in his third feature, Angel, based on the acclaimed novel Monologue of Someone Who Got Used to Talking to Herself by renowned Belgian author Dimitri Verhulst and set to have its international premiere at the 43rd Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), in the Contemporary World Cinema section. The Flemish filmmaker is back after his sophomore effort, 22nd of May [+see also:
film profile], also premiered at TIFF in 2010. Angel was produced by Belgium’s CZAR Film with Anonymes Films and the Netherlands’ Graniet Film, and with the support of the VAF/Flanders Audiovisual Fund, the Netherlands Film Fund, Screen Brussels and Screen Flanders.
American sales agent Oration Films, based in Los Angeles, has picked up the world sales.
Check out our exclusive trailer below:
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