Tori and Lokita

Thursday, March 23 - Thursday, May 4, 2023

Sneak preview Thu Mar 23 at 7:15, followed by a Q&A with Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, moderated by film critic Alissa Wilkinson (Vox).

Opening night Q&A with with Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne following the 7:30 show on Fri Mar 24, moderated by Richard Lawson.

The Dardennes’ gripping new film is the story of two young African immigrants fighting to gain a foothold in a new country. Teenagers Tori and Lokita (beautifully played by first-time actors Pablo Schils and Joely Mbundu) met and bonded on their dangerous trip to Europe. Fiercely protective of each other and determined to stay together, they’ve decided to pose as siblings. But while waiting to be granted asylum, the pair are forced to take desperate measures, and events soon spin out of their control.

“The Dardennes’ strongest, most dramatically persuasive film in years.”– Manohla Dargis, New York Times

 75th Anniversary Special Award, Cannes Film Festival


Accompanied by our retrospective series, Brotherhood: The Films of Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne

Please note: ONLY the Thursday, March 23 sneak preview screening of TORI AND LOKITA at 7:15 is available as part of the discounted 3-ticket pack for the Dardennes Brothers retrospective. No other screenings of this film may be redeemed in one of those packages.

  • Country Belgium/France
  • Language In French with English subtitles
  • Running Time 83 minutes
  • Format DCP
  • Distributor Sideshow/Janus Films
  • Director Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil

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