Directors - Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Script - Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Camera - Benoit Dervaux
Cast - Idir Ben Addi, Myriem Akheddiou, Claire Bodson, Olivier Bonnaud, Victoria Bluck, Othmane Moumen
Producers - Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Denis Freyd
Production - Les Films du Fleuve, Archipel 35, France 2 Cinema, Proximus, RTBF

In Belgium, today, the destiny of young Ahmed, 13, caught between his imam's ideals of purity and life's temptations. How can love of life win out over his desire to put someone to death?

„When we finished writing this screenplay, we realized that, in a way, we had written the story of the fruitless attempts made by various characters to dissuade the young fanatic Ahmed, our main character, from carrying out his murderous plan. Whoever these characters may be – his teacher Inès, his mother, his brother, his sister, his caseworker, the judge, the psychologist at the detention centre, his lawyer, the owners of the farm where he is placed, their daughter Louise – not one of them manages to reach the hard, mysterious core of this boy ready to kill his teacher in the name of his religious convictions.”
Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne

Watch in the Sofia IFF ONLINE programme at online.siff.bg

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS -

Cannes ’19 – Best Director

Program

  • 16.07.2020
    DOM NA KINOTO - 18.00 часа