Felix van Groeningen is since recently a member homepage of the American agency Creative Artists Agency and is building an international carreer. But, he will not abandon the Flemish Cinema.
This fifth movie of Felix van Groeningen shows the rivalry between two brothers, who manage together the cafe Belgica in Gent. The leading roles will be played by Stef Aerts ('adem') and Tom Vermeir, who is known from his theatre work and as a musician with 'A Brand'. The story is slightly based on the father of Felix van Groeningen.
His father was the boss of cafe Charlatan in Gent. For the scenario, Groeningen works together with theatre maker and author Arne Sierens, with who he already wrote Dagen Zonder Lief . Belgica is a coproduction of Menuet and Topkapi in The Nederlands and Pyramide Productions in France, Soulwax.
Just as inThe Broken Circle Breakdown, Belgica will pay loads of attention to music. This time, Gentenaars Stephen and David Dewaele will take care of the music. They are known from Soulwax and 2 Many DJ's. The shooting is planned for this fall, so the film can go in première in may 2015 on the Cannes Filmfestival.