Producers: Jean - Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Denis Freyd
Directors: Jean - Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Script: Jean - Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Director of Photography: Alain Marcoen
Sound: Benoit de Clerck
Editor: Raphaëlle Dufosset
Cast: Thomas Doret, Cécile de France, Jérémie Renier, Fabrizio Rongione, Egon Di Mateo
Les Films du Fleuve
France 2 Cinéma
Radio Télévision Belge Francophone (RTBF)
Abandoned by his father, a young boy is left in a state-run youth farm. In a random act of kindness, the town hairdresser agrees to foster him on weekends.
Grand Prix, Cannes IFF, 2011; Best Screenplay, European Film Awards, 2011
Dardenne, Jean-Pierre and Dardenne, Luc
Jean-Pierre Dardenne (born 1951, Liège, Belgium) Luc Dardenne (born 1954, Liège, Belgium)
Brothers Dardenne are a Belgian filmmaking duo. They write, produce and direct their films together. The Dardennes began making narrative and documentary films in the late 1970s, but they first came to international attention in the mid-1990s with The Promise. They won their first major international film prize when Rosetta won the Palme d'Or at the 1999 Cannes IFF. Since then all their films have played at the Cannes main competition and won one of the major prizes.
Chant du rossignol (1978, doc.), Lorsque le bateau de Léon M. descendit la Meuse pour la premiere fois (1979, doc., short), Pour que la guerre s’achève, les murs devaient s’écrouler (1980, doc.), R... ne répond plus (1981), Leçon d’une université volante (1982), Regarde Jonathan: Jean Louvet, son oeuvre (1983, doc.), Il court, il court, Le Monde (1987, short), Falsch (1987), I Think of You (1992), The Promise (1996), Gigi, Monica… et Bianca (1997, doc.), Rosetta (1999), The Son (2002), The Child (2005), To Each His Own Cinema (segment “Darkness”, 2007), Lorna's Silence (2008), The Kid with a Bike (2011).