Lode Desmet


(release Spring 2019)



Documentary offering a behind the scenes view on the Brexit negotiations.  We follow Guy Verhofstadt, lead negotiator of the European Parliament,

for a period of almost two years. A film about the state of our democracy, about how politics are done in times of social media and populism. And will the

European project find a new momentum in the midst of all this?



Writer: Lode Desmet

Director: Lode Desmet

Producers: Hans Everaert (BE) & Fiona Stourton (UK)

Coproducers: Films of Record (UK) 

Associated broadcasters: VTM, RTBF, BBC, ZDF / Arte

With the support of: VAF, Belgian tax shelter



Length: ca 90'

Language: Dutch, English, French, German

Shooting Location: Brussel, London, Strasbourg

Shooting period: ongoing, until March 2019

Estimated release: April 2019


Selected Works

Negociating BrexitDocumentary

4 A.M.Feature Film

BirdsongFeature Film

GirlFeature Film

Shit HappensFeature Film

The ConductorFeature Film

La CivilFeature Film