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Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne

by Daniel Gorman Film Kicking the Canon

La Promesse | Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne

Kent Jones once wrote that Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne’s 1999 film Rosetta had “a fearsome unity, an unshakable commitment to rendering the contours of a destitute life and the ever present possibility of spiritual transformation.” Indeed, this is an apt description of not just…

February 21, 2020
by Paul Attard Film Horizon Line

The Unknown Girl | Jean-Peirre & Luc Dardenne

Critics out of Cannes labeled Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s The Unknown Girl “a lesser work.” If that’s the case, it just proves that the brothers are among the finest working directors. The film, another tale of proletariat moralism—one of the Dardennes’ favorite subjects—follows Doctor Jenny…

August 25, 2017
by InRO Staff Feature Articles Film Year in Review

Top 20 Films of 2014

There were times during this especially tumultuous year when it seemed as if the world at large was on the verge of collapsing. A whole commercial jetliner seemingly disappeared without a trace, leading some ostensibly serious news outlets to put forth honest-to-god inquires about…

December 31, 2014
by Carson Lund Film

Two Days, One Night | Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne

Many of the interactions in Two Days, One Night occur on opposite sides of doorways, liminal spaces echoing protagonist Sandra’s (Marion Cotillard) temporary suspension between employment and unemployment. In their new film, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne are fond of such uncomplicated visual correlatives for…

December 24, 2014
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