Gilles Coulier’s debut feature Cargo has been selected for the First Features Competition at the London Film Festival (4–15 October).
Cargo tells the raw story of how an Ostend fishing family is brought to the edge of destruction by a series of dramatic events. The lead roles are played by Sam Louwyck, Wim Willaert and Sebastien Dewaele. The film has already been selected for the San Sebastián Film Festival, where it will compete in the New Directors competition. In London, Cargo is competing for the Sutherland Trophy, the main prize in the First Features Competition.
The London Film Festival has been held annually since 1953 as one of the activities of the British Film Institute. The 61st edition takes place from 4–15 October 2017.