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 verified a global acceptance for his or her emotionally robust realist cinema. encouraged by way of their domestic turf of Liège-Seraing, a former commercial hub of French-speaking southern Belgium, they've got crafted a sequence of fiction motion pictures that blends acute statement of lifestyles 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 Nineteen Eighties via their debut as administrators of fiction movies within the overdue Nineteen Eighties and early Nineties to their six significant achievements from The Promise (1996) to the child with a motorcycle (2011), an oeuvre that comes with Golden fingers 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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