In Belgium, today, the destiny of young Ahmed (13), caught between his imam’s ideals of purity and life’s temptations.
Jean-Pierre Dardenne was born in Engis (Belgium) in 1951. Luc Dardenne was born in Awirs (Belgium) in 1954. Together they have directed numerous documentaries. In 1975, JeanPierre and Luc Dardenne founded the production company Dérives, which has produced more than eighty documentaries. In 1994, they founded the production company Les Films du Fleuve. The Promise, their introduction to world cinema, won the Golden Spike in the 41st edition of the Valladolid Festival. With Rosetta, which closed the 44th Seminci,they received the Palme d’Or at Cannes as well as the award for Best Actress (Emilie Dequenne).
In 2002, The Son, which screened at the 47th edition of Seminci, won the Award for Best Actor at Cannes (Olivier Gourmet), while their following feature The Child earned them their second Palme d’Or at the French festival (it also screened in the 50th edition of the Valladolid Festival). In 2011 The Kid with a Bike received a special mention for young actor Thoms Doret. Their 2014 film Two Days, One Night opened the 59th Valladolid International Film Festival.
Wednesday 23: Calderón
Theater, 12.00 (Press Preference Pass) / Calderón Theater, 19.00
Carrión Theater, 16.30