Coureur — Feature Film
Coureur follows the struggles, glory and dreams of a young 'flandrien' cyclist who will do whatever it takes to succeed, no matter the consequences for himself and those around him.
Felix Vereecke grows up as an insider at his father’s veteran league cycling races, an outlandish milieu with no shortage of alcohol, violence, and prohibited substances. He wants to become a pro no matter what, like his father Mathieu, who seeks to fulfil his own failed dreams of cycling glory. As an adult, Felix turns out to be incredibly gifted. When he becomes national junior champion, he follows his own path towards the promised land of youth cycling: Italy. The merciless competition and his feeble health, however, threaten to become his downfall.
Directed by Kenneth Mercken
Written by Kenneth Mercken & Monica Stan
Produced by CZAR Film
Info: 96min - Belgium/Italy - 2019
Selected for TorinoFilmLab's Script & Pitch 2017
Part of the TorinoFilmLab's Coming Soon section 2017
World premiere and in competition at Film Fest Gent 2018
Nominated for Best Editing at Ensors 2019
Post Bills: Press & promotion