The Kid With a Bike

Saturday, March 18 - Sunday, March 19, 2023

35mm print!

“A quietly rapturous film about love and redemption.” – Manohla Dargis, New York Times

A deeply moving tale of extraordinary grace, the Dardenne brothers’ 2011 Cannes Grand Jury Prizewinner focuses on a troubled 11-year-old, abandoned by his father (Dardenne favorite Jérémie Renier). Randomly, he becomes the ward of a kind hairdresser (Cécile de France), who seems surprised to find herself so determined to help him. With his wild, unpredictable behavior and his disastrous search for father figures, the boy risks losing her—but she refuses to give up on him without a fight.

Screening as part of “Brotherhood: The Films of Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne

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  • Country France
  • Language French with English Subtitles
  • Year 2011
  • Running Time 87 minutes
  • Distributor IFC Films
  • Director Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
  • Cast Thomas Doret, Cécile de France, Jérémie Renier, Fabrizio Rongione

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