Directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne, and Luc Dardenne
The Dardenne Brothers won this year's Best Director award at the Cannes Film Festival for this brave new work, another intimate portrayal-in-furious-motion of a protagonist in crisis. The filmmakers' radical empathy alights on a Muslim teenager (extraordinary first-time actor Idir Ben Addi) in a small Belgian town who has been radicalized by his Imam despite the desperate protestations of his single mother (Claire Bodson), and who winds up hatching a murderous plot targeting his beloved teacher (Myriem Akheddiou). Taking a serious view of a difficult issue--the effect of fanaticism on the body and soul--the Dardennes here remind viewers why they continue to be at the center of 21st-century cinema. - New York Film Festival
“Belgium’s Dardenne brothers turn out another precisely understated masterpiece… ultimately as humanistic and illuminating as any of their films.”
“The Dardenne brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc are known for their emotional slice-of-Belgian-life dramas, but none of their work can prepare you for gut-punch that is Young Ahmed.”
"A compact, gripping return to the directors’ nonprofessional roots… In the lead role, Ben Addi is yet another mesmerizing young discovery by the Belgian duo."
"Build[s] narrative tension with a masterful and precise hand."
"A wise and sensitive contribution to a timely debate."
"Creat[es] a kind of gut-wrenching suspense that carries through the second half of the picture, right up till its very last scene.”
"Top-notch work from the Dardennes, filled with their usual bired’s-eye-view camerawork, solid acting from nonprofessionals and a searing screenplay which builds up the tension with every scene."
Best Director – Cannes Film Festival
Official Selection – New York Film Festival
|Gene Siskel Film Center||Chicago||IL||1587096000April 17 - April 23, 2020|
|Garland Theater||Spokane||WA||1586232000April 7, 2020|
|The Guild Cinema||Albuquerque||NM||1585972800April 4 - April 8, 2020|
|Grand Illusion Cinema||Seattle||WA||1585886400April 3 - April 9, 2020|
|Zeitgeist Arts Center||New Orleans||LA||1584072000March 13 - March 19, 2020|
|Laemmle Royal Theatre||Los Angeles||CA||1583470800March 6 - March 12, 2020|
|Hamptons International Film Festival||East Hampton||NY||1582952400February 29, 2020|
|Quad Cinema||New York||NY||1582261200February 21 - March 12, 2020|
|Jacob Burns Film Center||Pleasantville||NY||1582261200February 21 - March 5, 2020|
|Denver Film Festival||Denver||CO||1573362000November 10, 2019|
|Philadelphia Film Festival||Philadelphia||PA||1571716800October 22 - October 25, 2019|
|New York Film Festival||New York||NY||1569816000September 30 - October 2, 2019|
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