The Dardenne Brothers
Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne are a critically acclaimed Belgian filmmaking duo. They write, direct and produce their films together. They first came to international attention with La Promesse (The Promise) in 1996 and won the Palme d’Or of the Cannes Film Festival with Rosetta in 1999. All their films since have played at the Cannes main competition and most of them won one of the major prizes: Le Fils (The Son) in 2002, L’Enfant (The Child) in 2005, Le silence de Lorna (The Silence of Lorna) in 2008 and Le Gamin au Vélo (The Kid with a Bike) in 2012. Deux jours Une nuit (Two Days One Night) was part of the Official Selection at Cannes in 2014 and Marion Cotillard, who played the lead role, was nominated for an Oscar for “Best Actress” in 2015. La fille inconnue (The Unknown Girl) starring Adèle Haenel premiered at Cannes in May 2016 and in many other festivals and countries onwards. Their film Ahmed received the Cannes Best Director Award in 2019. In 2022, they won the 75th anniversary Prize of the Cannes Film Festival with Tori and Lokita, a drama of two young people who travelled alone from Africa to Belgium.