When Felix Groeningen was asked what are his plans after his Oscar nominated “Broken Circle Breakdown,” project he stated he would stick close to home. And he has kept his promise. His next project is drama “Belgica” with Belgium’s hottest star, Cesar-winner Matthias Schoenaerts (“Rust and Bone”) opposite Stef Aerts (“Oxygen”).
Groeningen’s fifth feature film, Belgica, is a family drama set in the midst of Belgium’s nightlife scene. It shows how two brothers who open up a successful bar get swept up in its early success. Groeningen penned down the script with co-writer Arne Sierens. Groeningen will regroup with a number of his co-workers from “The Broken Circle Breakdown.” Menuet is appointed as the producer in coproduction with Topkapi and Pyramide Productions, along with Dirk Impens, director of photography Ruben Impens, and editor Nico Leunen.
“The Broken Circle Breakdown” is also nominated for the César Award for Best Foreign Language film. Groeningen is currently represented by CAA along with Schoenaerts and Management 360.