The Unknown Girl (La fille inconnue)

The Unknown Girl (La fille inconnue) Belgium/France (2016) Dirs. Luc & Jean-Pierre Dardenne Are guilt and accountability mutually exclusive? Is it possible to recognise your part in a tragedy yet refuse to accept your culpability for fear of the repercussions no matter how much it is weighing on your conscience? Award winning brothers Luc & … Continue reading The Unknown Girl (La fille inconnue)

The Child (L’enfant)

The Child (L'enfant) Belgium (2005) Dir. Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne The Dardenne Brothers seem to have found their niche in gritty social dramas in which the central protagonist is one at odds against the system in one form or another. This bleak 2005 effort follows a similar path but for a different reason, at time … Continue reading The Child (L’enfant)

Two Days, One Night

Two Days, One Night (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: Artificial Eye) Running Time: 95 min approx When does self-preservation become selfishness? Why should doing something which will benefit you and your loved ones at the expense of someone else’s livelihood be such a moral quandary? When young mother Sandra (Marion Cotillard) is about to return … Continue reading Two Days, One Night

The Kid With A Bike (Le gamin au vélo)

  The Kid With A Bike (Le gamin au vélo) Belgium/France (2011) Dirs. Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne 12 year-old Cyril Catoul (Thomas Doret) has been abandoned by his father Guy (Jérémie Renier) and left to live in a state run youth house. Absolutely determined to find his father and prove everyone wrong, Cyril tries to … Continue reading The Kid With A Bike (Le gamin au vélo)