The Ostend Film Festival (FFO) Hosts The European Premiere Of ‘The Couple Next Door’ In Presence Of The Internationally Acclaimed Actors

The Ostend Film Festival Film (FFO) proudly announces the European premiere of Belgian director Dries Vos's latest work: 'The Couple Next Door.' The international star-studded cast, including Sam Heughan ('Outlander'), Eleanor Tomlinson ('Poldark'), Jessica De Gouw ('The Secrets She Keeps'), and Alfred Enoch ('How to Get Away with Murder'), will present the series to the audience on Sunday, January 28.

Renowned for his outstanding acting and charismatic presence, Sam Heughan has established himself as a beloved and versatile actor. With an impressive track record, including his iconic role as Jamie Fraser in the award-winning series 'Outlander,' Heughan has captured an international audience and won numerous awards. In 'The Couple Next Door,' Sam Heughan is joined by Eleanor Tomlinson, Jessica De Gouw, and Alfred Enoch, who will also be present for the premiere. Eleanor Tomlinson gained fame for her role as Demelza Poldark in the historical drama series 'Poldark.' Additionally, she starred in the fantasy-adventure film 'Jack the Giant Slayer' and the historical drama series 'The White Queen.' Jessica De Gouw made a name for herself with her role as Agatha Fyfle in the psychological thriller series 'The Secrets She Keeps.' Alfred Enoch is known for his role in the 'Harry Potter' franchise and received praise for his role as Wes Gibbins in the legal crime series 'How to Get Away with Murder.'

The series was written by David Allison and is directed by Dries Vos. The Flemish director has established an international furore and is known for 'De Dag', 'Billie vs Benjamin' and the British adaptation of 'Professor T', among others. Vos produced the series with his newly established Flemish production company Happy Duck Films and filmed the series with an entirely Flemish crew in Belgium. 

'The Couple Next Door' promises to be a thrilling psychological drama exploring the stifling atmosphere of a suburb and the consequences of pursuing one's darkest desires. The series premiered earlier at the BAFTAs in London.

To honor their visit to Ostend, Dries Vos and the cast will be honored with a star on our prestigious Walk of Fame. This special recognition on the promenade marks their exceptional contribution to the world of film and television.



'The Couple Next Door' tells the story of Evie, who moves to an upscale English suburb with her partner Pete. Soon, they find themselves in a world of noisy neighbors and class anxiety. They become friends with Danny and Becka, the neighbors ‘next door’. The tension between the two couples quickly becomes palpable, making the quiet suburb much less boring.

During FFO24, the first two episodes of ‘The Couple Next Door’ will be screened. Tickets for this exclusive Gala Premiere on Sunday, January 28, are now available. Before the screening, the cast will make an appearance on the red carpet. We will conclude the unique evening festively with a cocktail offered by Campari.

Over the Ostend Film Festival

The Ostend Film Festival (FFO), known for its impressive selection of national and international films, is proud to add 'The Couple Next Door' to the lineup. We warmly invite our audience to be present during this special moment.

FFO24 - from January 26 to February 3 - promises to be another special celebration that underscores the importance of individual expression this year. For nine days, both national and international (film) professionals will come together with a diverse audience of cinephiles to enjoy everything the festival has to offer. The Ostend Film Festival (FFO) is known for its inclusive, diverse, and audience-friendly character, inviting everyone to discover the rebel in themselves and in the program. Come as you are, share your vision, and discover the beauty that emerges when everyone is open to each other's stories.

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Felix Bertrand

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