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Young Ahmed Unclassified 18+
Le jeune Ahmed

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Belgium’s acclaimed Dardenne brothers scooped Cannes’ Best Director prize for this provocative but ultimately tender tale of an Islamic teenager who falls under the influence of an extremist.

In the latest from two-time Palme d’Or-winning filmmakers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (The Unknown Girl, MIFF 2016; Two Days, One Night, MIFF 2014; The Kid With a Bike, MIFF 2011), 13-year-old Ahmed goes from average Muslim high schooler to radicalised extremist when a militant imam plants some deadly ideas in the boy’s head. After attacking his teacher, Ines, Ahmed is dispatched to a youth rehabilitation centre in an effort to quell his ferocious anger.

The Dardennes handle this potentially controversial premise with their trademark humanist touch, creating a complex, deeply sympathetic portrait of a teenager at war with himself and the world around him.

“It’s a wise and sensitive contribution to a timely debate.” – Time Out London

Tickets

0072
Sat 03 Aug 6:15 pm [0072]
Young Ahmed (84 mins)
Plenary 1 @ MCEC Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access100% Subtitles
2320
Wed 07 Aug 4:00 pm [2320]
Young Ahmed (84 mins)
The Capitol Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access100% Subtitles
0541
Sun 11 Aug 5:45 pm [0541]
Young Ahmed (84 mins)
The Astor Theatre Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access100% Subtitles
This session is bookable on a pass

To book a wheelchair space or to advise of other access requirements, please contact Box Office on (03) 8660 4898 or email boxoffice@miff.com.au
Key Cast
Claire Bodson, Idir Ben Addi, Myriem Akheddiou, Olivier Bonnaud, Othmane Moumen, Victoria Bluck
Directors
Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Producers
Denis Freyd, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Screenwriters
Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Cinematographer
Benoit Dervaux
Editors
Marie-Hélène Dozo, Tristan Meunier
Premiere Status
Australian Premiere
Format
Digital
Company Credit
Distributor: Madman Entertainment

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