Jessica Woodworth


Director and producer, works together with Peter Brosens. Together they run an independent production company in Belgium, Bo Films. Co-directed award-winning films Khadak (Venice 2006 – Lion of the Future, ZFF 2015), Altiplano (2009), The Fifth Season (2012) and King of the Belgians (ZFF 2016). The Barefoot Emperor premiered at Toronto International Film Festival.


Films by this director

The Barefoot Emperor

(Belgium, Netherlands, Croatia, Bulgaria, 2019)

Directed by: Jessica Woodworth

Following the success of the comedy, King of the Belgians (ZFF 2016), directing duo Jessica Woodworth and Peter Brosens bring us a new instalment of the title hero’s (mis)adventures, this time in a film in Croatian co-production. After suffering a gunshot wound to the ear during an incident in Sarajevo, the Belgian king wakes up on Brijuni, once Tito’s famous summer residence. As he tries to escape the island, an emissary arrives informing him that he has been crowned the first emper...

color, 98'
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