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Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne

Columns

Thursday, October 18 2012

Dignity and Physical Drama in the Films of John-Pierre and Luc Dardenne

La Promesse and Rosetta treat seriously the ambitions and spirits of society’s most overlooked individuals, lest they be left by the wayside.


Reviews

Thursday, March 7 2013

Transcendental Immanence: 'The Kid with a Bike'

Through their highly labored yet naturalistic filmmaking, the Dardennes approximate the deep undercurrents of emotions that undergird our every action and transform a simple bicycle into what will be one kid’s lifeline.


Wednesday, May 25 2011

Cannes Film Festival: 'Bir zamanlar Anadolu'da' and 'Le Gamin au vélo'

By the time Once Upon a Time in Anatolia is over, the several personal stories become more heartbreaking than the benighted environment in which they took place.


Monday, February 15 2010

Lorna's Silence

While earlier Dardenne films might be classified as allegories that reinforce existing mythic and moral tales, Lorna's Silence creates the sensation of seeing new folklore wrought through cinema.


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