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Sunday 22nd March 5:00 PM

The Silence of Lorna (Le silence de Lorna)

Director: Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne Country: Belgium
Cert: TBC Year: 2008 Length: 105 mins Language: French
The Silence of Lorna

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Audience Reaction

Score: 73.21% Attendance: 108


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The film is set in Liège (Belgium), their familiar home town, but this is new territory for the Dardenne brothers (Rosetta, Le Fils, L’Enfant), in that it is more like a thriller than anything they have done before. And the brothers take to making telling moral points about the murky underside of European affluence in this quicker-paced tale of immigration, centring on the title character, a courageous Albanian immigrant played by Arta Dobroshi. There’s a series of tricky narrative revelations and switchbacks, involving a low-life local mobster (Fabrizio Rongione) in a conspiracy to murder Lorna’s pathetic junkie husband, Claudy (Dardenne regular Jérémie Renier), but feelings can change and Lorna is stretched in different directions by the hand of fate.

Winner, Best Screenplay, Cannes 2008.


open_quote Another immensely subtle, skilful emotional drama from the Belgian masters close_quote JONATHAN CROCKER, TOTAL FILM

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