The Silence of Lorna (Le silence de Lorna)

The Silence of Lorna
  • 2008
  • Belgium / UK / France / Italy / Germany
  • 1h 45min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne
  • Cast: Arta Dobroshi, Jeremie Renier, Fabrizio Rongione

A young Albanian woman (Dobroshi) dreams of opening a snack bar with her boyfriend. To raise the money she participates in a scam organised by petty criminal Fabio (Rongione). With its Bressonian themes of guilt and redemption, the concentration on symbolic objects, and the hardscrabble milieu in which a lonely soul rediscovers their humanity – there is no question that this is a Dardenne brothers' film.

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Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Arta Dobroshi

8 Jan 2009

So what’s their secret? In film after film Belgian filmmakers the Dardenne brothers have cast unknown actors and elicited powerfully naturalistic performances from them: think of Jérémie Renier in La Promesse, Emilie Dequenne in Rosetta, Morgan Marinne…

The Silence of Lorna

11 Dec 20083 stars

(15) 105min Compassionate chroniclers of those struggling to exist on the margins of society, Belgian sibling auteurs Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne return with their first feature to focus on a female protagonist since 1999’S Rosetta. The Lorna of the…

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