Producer Volya Films acquires film rights 'Rust'
Film producer Volya Films (Totem, Dragon Girl and Luka) has bought the film rights to Rust, Wensly Francisco's debut novel about his underprivileged childhood in Tilburg.
Wensly: 'Amazing that the film rights to my book have been sold! If you had said this to me a year ago, I would have declared you crazy. I have full confidence in Volya Films and I am very much looking forward to what is to come.'
Young Lucci is doomed to failure. From a poor, broken and violent family in Curaçao, he ended up in a deprived neighbourhood in Tilburg when he was seven. His father took off. His mother works very hard and, eventually, emerges as a drug queen.
Meanwhile, Lucci dreams of a career as a rapper or filmmaker, but reality consists of humiliation, violence and anarchy. The lure of the streets beckons. Against all odds, he fights for a better future and when he sees no other way out, he decides to join the army. Rest shows how complicated it is to break patterns. A story about resilience and resilience.
Wensly Luciano Francisco (b. 1980) makes series and documentaries for Dutch television and is known from, among others, the docu(series) Rauw Curaçao, Zonen zonder vader and Bandidos. Rust is his debut novel.