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) & Niles Atallah - Diluvio (Chile)
Co-producerStienette 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
Dutch release at August 23rd 2018
as part of the program Previously Unreleased by EYE

Festival selection:
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2017 – Hivos Tiger Competition, Toulouse Latin America Film Festival 2017, Olhar de Cinema – Curitiba International Film Festival 2017, Mar del Plata Film Festival 2017, World Cinema Amsterdam 2018

Special Jury Award – Hivos Tiger Competition International Film Festival Rotterdam 2017, Best Film – Toulouse Latin America Film Festival 2017