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French Cinematheque: YOUNG AHMED

DIRECTED BY: Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne

STARRING: Idir Ben Addi, Myriem Akheddiou, Claire Bodson

 

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Co-presented by Focus on French Cinema

Please join us for a post-film discussion hosted by film critic Joe Meyers


The Dardenne Brothers won this year’s Best Director award at the Cannes Film Festival for this brave new work, another intimate portrayal-in-furious-motion of a protagonist in crisis. The filmmakers’ radical empathy alights on a Muslim teenager (extraordinary first-time actor Idir Ben Addi) in a small Belgian town who is being gradually radicalized into extremism despite the desperate protestations of his single mother (Claire Bodson), and who winds up hatching a murderous plot targeting his beloved teacher (Myriem Akheddiou).

 

LANGUAGE: In French and Arabic with English subtitles

RATING: NR

RUNNING TIME: 84 minutes

 

UPCOMING SHOWTIMES:

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 -7:30PM


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9.00-14.50

 

 

 

 
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