95 MIN

Every day, Rosetta fights for a job that she finds, that she loses, that she finds again, that is taken away from her, that she takes back, obsessed by the fear of disappearing, by the shame of not belonging. She wants a normal life, with them, among them.

Palme d’Or, Best Actress, Ecumenical Jury Special Mention, Cannes IFF, 1999; Joseph Plateau Awards - Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor, Box Office Award, Flanders IFF, Ghent, Belgium, 2000

Cast & Crew
Producer(s): Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Michèle Pétin
Director: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Script: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Director of Photography: Alain Marcoen
Production Designer: Igor Gabriel
Music by: Jean-Pierre Cocco
Sound: Thomas Gauder
Edit: Marie-Hélène Dozo
Cast: Émilie Dequenne, Fabrizio Rongione, Anne Yernaux, Olivier Gourmet
Production: Les Films du Fleuve

Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
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 (doc., 1978), Lorsque le bateau de Léon M. descendit la Meuse pour la première fois (doc. short, 1979), Pour que la guerre s’achève, les murs devaient s’écrouler (doc., 1980), R... ne répond plus (doc., 1981), Leçon d’une université volante (doc., 1982), Regarde Jonathan: Jean Louvet, son oeuvre (doc., 1983), Il court, il court, Le Monde (short, 1987), Falsch (1987), I Think of You (1992), The Promise (1996), Gigi, Monica… et Bianca (1997), 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), Two Days, One Night (2014), The Unknown Girl (2016), Young Ahmed (2019), Tori and Lokita (2022).