CIFF2011 - The Kid with a Bike
31 October 2011
This movie is from our archive and is not currently screening.
Starring Thomas Doret, Cecile de France, Jeremie Renier.
Directed by Jean Pierre & Luc Dardenne.
Classification: E18+, 87 mins.
Official Site: http://www.canberrafilmfestival.com.au/
Note: English subtitles.
They have won the Palme d’Or twice with their special brand of compassionate realism, and this latest film from Belgian filmmaking brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne is one of their best. It follows an abandoned 11-year-old boy in a determined search for his father. Placed in a children’s home with only a bike and an address where his father once lived, Cyril sets out – pursued by authorities – to find the man he believes must love him. Relentlessly obstinate, Cyril attaches himself to a caring hairdresser who tries her best to help him navigate the pain of parental rejection.
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