Saturday, March 18 - Tuesday, March 21, 2023
“The Dardenne Brothers won 2019’s Best Director award at the Cannes Film Festival for this intimate portrayal-in-furious-motion of a protagonist in crisis. The filmmakers’ radical empathy alights on a Muslim teenager (extraordinary first-time actor Idir Ben Addi) in a small Belgian town who has been radicalized by his Imam despite the desperate protestations of his single mother (Claire Bodson), and who winds up hatching a murderous plot targeting his beloved teacher (Myriem Akheddiou). Taking a serious view of a difficult issue–the effect of fanaticism on the body and soul–the Dardennes here remind viewers why they continue to be at the center of 21st-century cinema.” – New York Film Festival
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 2019
- Running Time 85 minutes
- Distributor Kino Lorber
- Director Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
- Cast Idir Ben Addi, Olivier Bonnaud, Myriem Akheddiou, Victoria Bluck
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