Eight-week shoot to begin next week in Morroco.
Belgian filmmaker Joachim Lafosse (Our Children) will begin an eight-week shoot on The White Knights (Les chevaliers blancs) in the Erfoud region of Morroco on Monday (March 17).
Indie Sales have come on board to handle international sales for the film, due for theatrical release in 2015. O’Brother Distribution will distribute it in Belgium and Le Pacte in France.
The feature focuses on “the limits and issues of humanitarian interventions in Africa”. Vincent Lindon stars as a charismatic NGO director alongside Valérie Donzelli as a journalist who covers an operation aiming to exfiltrate 300 orphans suffering from West Soudan civil war.
It will also star Louise Bourgoin and Reda Kateb, as well as Stéphane Bissot, Raphaëlle Bruneau, Jean-Henri Compère, Philippe Rebbot, Yannick Renier, Tatiana Rojo, Catherine Salée and Luc Van Grunderbeeck.
The White Knights was written by Lafosse, Bulle Decarpentries and Thomas Van Zuylen.
It is a coproduction between Versus Production (Jacques-Henri and Olivier Bronckart) in Belgium and Les Films du Worso (Sylvie Pialat) in France, with France 3 Cinema, RTBF, Belgacom and Prime Time with the participation of Inver Invest, BNP Paribas Fortis Film Fund, Soficinéma, Ciné +, Wallimage-Bruxellimage, Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds and also MEDIA Slate Funding and Eurimages. The film is supported by the Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel of the Federation Wallonia-Brussels and Belgian Federal Government Tax Shelter.