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At the closing of the 2016 Series Mania festival, BEAU SEJOUR—produced by deMENSEN and distributed by Lagardère Studios Distribution—has tied for the Audience Award from among more than 50 series selected for the international competition.

The ambitious Flemish production blends fantasy and spine-chilling thriller, and features a powerfully subtle performance by newcomer Lynn Van Royen. It won over audiences during the 1st edition of this international competition of world premieres.


In this fantasy thriller, young Kato wakes up covered in blood at the Beau Séjour hotel. She sets off on the trail of her assassin, but there’s just one problem…she’s dead.


Created by Nathalie Basteyns, Kaat Beels, Sanne Nuyens, Bert Van Dael

Directed by Nathalie Basteyns & Kaat Beels

Produced by deMENSEN (Marijke Wouters) for channel Eén (VRT) with support from the VAF / Fonds Média

Starring Lynn Van Royen, Inge Paulussen, Jan Hammenecker, Kris Cuppens, Johan Van Assche, Joren Seldeslachts, Katrin Lohmann.

We are thrilled that this ambitious series, which enchanted us from the start, has had similar success among the jury and audiences at Series Mania.” - Emmanuelle Bouilhaguet – Managing Director

Receiving the audience award is an incredible honor. In the end, our job is to create great stories that can move an audience. We’re immensely pleased that with Beau Séjour, we succeeded in that goal.” – Creators Bert Van Dael, Sanne Nuyens, Nathalie Basteyns and Kaat Beels