The Unknown Girl

Sunday, March 19 - Thursday, March 23, 2023

A gripping mystery and profoundly human moral tale that tells the story of Jenny (Adèle Haenel), a young doctor who’s shaken to her core when the corpse of an unidentified young woman is found near her clinic. Wracked by guilt, Jenny embarks on an obsessive crusade to discover who the anonymous woman was and to make sure that she is not forgotten.

“As tense as a police procedural, and as mysterious as a religious parable. It’s a Dardenne brothers film, in other words, shot with unassuming lyricism and an eye for everyday detail and full of modest, eloquent performances (including from Jérémie Renier, the star of L’enfant.) The brothers’ methods are austere, but not harsh. They are students of human cruelty and champions of the resistance to it. In their world — in our world, as their unforgettable films reveal it to us — there is no end of guilt, and just enough grace.” – A.O. Scott, New York Times

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

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  • Country Belgium
  • Language French with English Subtitles
  • Year 2016
  • Running Time 106 minutes
  • Distributor Sundance Selects
  • Director Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
  • Cast Adèle Haenel, Olivier Bonnaud, Jérémie Renier, Louka Minnella

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