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JEAN-PIERRE AND LUC DARDENNE IN LOS ANGELES

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Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne are in town to present their new film TORI AND LOKITA and to introduce and discuss the opening selections in the American Cinematheque’s complete retrospective BROTHERS WITH A MOVIE CAMERA: THE CINEMA OF JEAN-PIERRE AND LUC DARDENNE, screening in Los Feliz and Santa Monica through April 11.

Starring Pablo Schils (Tori) and Joely Mbundu (Lokita) as young immigrants struggling to survive in urban Belgium, TORI AND LOKITA traces a heartrending course, the writer-directors—as always—bearing close witness in their depiction of the clash between the powerless and the pitiless.

The retrospective of wall to wall highlights includes rare local screenings of THE PROMISE (1996)—co-starring one of the Dardennes most steadfast interpreters, Jérémie RenierFALSCH (1986), and I’M THINKING OF YOU (1992), as well as the four consecutive masterpieces that turn on devastating female performances: LORNA’S SILENCE (2008, starring Arta Dobroshi), THE KID WITH A BIKE (2011, Cécile de France), TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT (2014, Marion Cotillard), and THE UNKNOWN GIRL (2016, Adèle Haenel).

See links and info below for details.

 

 

TORI AND LOKITA

Through March 30

Q & A with Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne on Saturday, March 25, after the 7:30 pm screening

Nuart Theatre

11272 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Los Angeles

 

BROTHERS WITH A MOVIE CAMERA: THE CINEMA OF JEAN-PIERRE AND LUC DARDENNE

American Cinematheque

 

L’ENFANT and ROSETTA

Q & A with Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, moderated by Scott Foundas

Saturday, March 25, at 2 pm

Aero Theatre

1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica

 

THE PROMISE

Q & A with Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, moderated by Peter Debruge

Sunday, March 26, at 4 pm

Los Feliz Theatre

1822 North Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles

 

THE SON

Q & A with Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, moderated by Karyn Kusama

Sunday, March 26, at 7 pm

Los Feliz Theatre

 

THE KID WITH A BIKE

Introduction by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne

Sunday, March 26, at 10 pm

Los Feliz Theatre

 

TORI AND LOKITA and LORNA’S SILENCE

Q & A with Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, moderated by Tim Grierson

Monday, March 27, at 7:30 pm

Aero Theatre

1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica

 

TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT

Wednesday, March 29, at 10 pm

Los Feliz Theatre

1822 North Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles

 

FALSCH

Sunday, April 2, at 7 pm

Los Feliz Theatre

 

THE UNKNOWN GIRL

Monday, April 3, at 10 pm

Los Feliz Theatre

 

I’M THINKING OF YOU

Thursday, April 6, at 7 pm

Los Feliz Theatre

 

YOUNG AHMED

Tuesday, April 11, at 10 pm

Los Feliz Theatre

 

 

Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne, from top: Pablo Schils (left) and Joely Mbundu in Tori and Lokita; Adèle Haenel in The Unknown Girl; Arta Dobroshi in Lorna’s Silence; Assita Ouedraogo (left) and Jérémie Renier in The Promise; Fabienne Babe (center left) and Robin Renucci in I’m Thinking of You; Cécile de France and Thomas Doret in The Kid with a Bike; Marion Cotillard in Two Days, One Night.

Tori and Lokita image courtesy Janus Films; all other Dardenne stills © Christine Plenus.