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LORNA'S SILENCE

Belgium / France / Italy, 2008 (MIFF 2008, International Panorama)

Director: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne

LORNA'S SILENCE

In this cold-blooded scam, only Lorna's silence can implicate her.

Lorna's Silence is the latest feature from the Dardenne brothers (The Son, MIFF 02; The Child, MIFF 05) who have a proven track record for making searing dramas about human nature and the possibility of a better life under poor circumstances.

Lorna is a young Albanian woman trying to get Belgium citizenship. Juggling her job with a sham marriage to a drug addict and a relationship with her lover, Lorna's plan for a better life takes her into dangerous territory when it takes her into the orbit of a shady Russian mobster.

“Uncompromising, beautifully observed studies of Belgium's urban poor reveal a peerless talent for conjuring drama out of the mundane and wresting emotion from determinedly unsentimental material.” - Variety

Actress Arta Dobrosha is a guest of the festival.


D/S Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, P Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Denis Freyd Dist Madman L French w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2008/105mins

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