The Cinema of the Dardenne Brothers: Responsible Realism (Directors' Cuts)

The Cinema of the Dardenne Brothers: Responsible Realism (Directors' Cuts)

Philip Mosley


The brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne have tested a global recognition for his or her emotionally robust realist cinema. encouraged via their domestic turf of Liège-Seraing, a former business hub of French-speaking southern Belgium, they've got crafted a sequence of fiction motion pictures that blends acute commentary of existence at the social margins with ethical fables for the postmodern age. This quantity analyses the brothers' profession from their leftist video documentaries of the Nineteen Seventies and Eighties via their debut as administrators of fiction motion pictures within the overdue Nineteen Eighties and early Nineteen Nineties to their six significant achievements from The Promise (1996) to the child with a motorcycle (2011), an oeuvre that comes with Golden arms on the Cannes movie competition, for Rosetta (1999) and the kid (2005). It argues that the moral size of the Dardennes' paintings enhances instead of precludes their sustained expression of a basic political sensibility.

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