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JEAN-PIERRE & LUC DARDENNE Directors & ScreenwritersJean-Pierre Dardenne was born in Engis, Belgium, in April 1951. Luc Dardenne was born in Awirs, Belgium, in March 1954. In 1975, Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne founded the company 'Derives', which has since produced some 60 documentaries, including their own. In 1994, they founded the production company 'Les Films Du Fleuve'.
They began their realist dramas in 1996 with The Promise (La Promesse), the brother's third feature. This was followed in 1999 by Rosetta, which won them their first Palme d'Or. Then followed The Son (Le Fils), which won best actor for Olivier Gourmet at Cannes in 2002. The Child (L'Enfant), was shown at Cannes in 2005 and was their second Palme d'Or winner.
Selected Filmography2011 - THE KID WITH A BIKEDVDBlu-ray
2008 - THE SILENCE OF LORNADVD
2005 - THE CHILDDVD
2002 - THE SONDVD
1999 - ROSETTADVD
1996 - THE PROMISE DVD
1992 - I THINK OF YOU (JE PENSE À VOUS)
1987 - FALSCH
Notes from the Directors
'This film probably dates from a day during the shooting of our previous film. We were in Seraing, on Rue du Molinay. In the morning, afternoon and evening, we saw a girl pushing a pram along, with a newborn baby asleep inside it. She didn't seem to be going anywhere in particular - just around and around with the pram. We have often thought back to this girl, her pram, the sleeping child, and the missing character: the child’s father. This absent figure would become important in our story... A love story that is also the story of a father.'
- Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne