Director ‘Albatros’ is shooting the first feature film with an actress from Hasselt in the lead role: “Making a voice heard that is heard less”

Wannes Destoop, the man behind ‘Albatros’, has completed the shooting of his first film this week.

Wannes Destoop (37), who was highly acclaimed at home and abroad with the fiction series ‘Albatross’, completed the shooting of his first full-length film this week. ‘Holy Rosita’, as it is currently called, revolves around a woman with a fervent desire to have children. The leading role is for Daphne Agten, an actress from Hasselt who has been involved in the theater for a while but is still unknown to the general public.

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Also actors Mieke De Groote (The twelve), Jos Geens (The broken circle breakdown) and Delfine Bafort (all of us) will appear in the film. Destoop wrote the screenplay himself, along with Albatrossco-writer Tom Dupont and actress Janne Desmet.

“With this story I want to show a voice that is usually less heard,” says the director. “This time a strong female protagonist, an outsider in search of motherhood.” According to her environment, 38-year-old Rosita is not capable of being a good mother. When she does become pregnant, she decides to hide it.

Daphne Agten (32) graduated from the Theater Academy in Maastricht. She is a director, writer, performer and sometimes models for artists. She comes from Bolderberg (Zolder), but now lives in Hasselt.

It is not yet known when the film will appear in the cinemas.

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