The Barefoot Emperor

feature film, Belgium, Netherlands, Croatia, Bulgaria, 2019

DIRECTED BY: Jessica Woodworth

The Barefoot Emperor

Peter Van Den Begin,
Titus De Voogdt,
Bruno Georis,
Lucie Debay,
Geraldine Chaplin,
Udo Kier,
Siniša Labrović,
Darko Stazić,
Alen Sinkauz

Jessica Woodworth,
Peter Brosens

Ton Peters

David Verdurme


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 emperor of nationalist New Europa. The film premiered at Toronto International Film Festival and was shot entirely in Croatia.

Subtitles: HR, EN

color, 98'