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198_King of the Belgians (2016)

  • The Mini Microcinema 1329 Main Street Cincinnati, OH, 45202 United States (map)

Doors at 7:00 PM, Screening at 7:30 PM

@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

Directed by Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth

Presented by the University of Cincinnati Center for Film and Media Studies

In this quirky road movie mockumentary a languid monarch must get lost in the Balkans in order to discover himself and the world. King Nicolas III, regent of a nation known for surrealism and for compromise, embarks on a state visit to Istanbul with a British filmmaker who has been commissioned to shoot a documentary intended to polish the King’s dull image. The news breaks there that Wallonia, Belgium’s southern half, has declared its independence. In order to fulfill his purpose as leader of the nation, Nicolas must embark on a dubios undercover odyssey across the Balkans. The voyage sheds satirical light on Europe’s identity crisis and mocks the incongruity of Belgium and its monarchy.

Introduced by Michael Gott (Romance Languages and Film & Media Studies, UC)

Free with $5 suggested donation.