In 1860, a French lawyer dreamt of becoming the King of Patagonia. And he did become just that. Or so it seems.


Director & ScreenplayNiles Atallah
ProducerLucie Kalmar - Mômerade (France)
Co-producerNiles Atallah - Diluvio (Chile)
Stienette Bosklopper - Circe Films (Netherlands)
Titus Kreyenberg - Unafilm (Germany)
EYE Filmmuseum (Netherlands)
Doha Film Institute (Qatar)

Supported by

REY took part in the Atelier du Festival de Cannes in 2013, in the Torino Film Lab, the CPH:FORUM in Copenhagen and the rivieraLAB at the Riviera Maya Film Festival in Mexico. In 2011, REY participated in the Binger Writer’s Lab in Amsterdam and the Script & Pitch workshop at the Torino Film Lab.

REY is supported by the Hubert Bals Fund, Amiens Screenplay Development Support, the Torino Film Lab and Chilean Corfo development grant. It received the Torino Film Lab Production Award and production support from the HBF + NFF Co-production Scheme and NRW.

Release & Festivals

World premiere at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2017
Selected for the Hivos Tiger Competition at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2017
Winner Special Jury Award Hivos Tiger Competition International Film Festival Rotterdam 2017