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May 09, 2019

FOCUS ON CANNES 2019: YOUNG AHMED —JEAN-PIERE AND LUC DARDENNE

Young Ahmed

"A Belgian teenager hatches a plot to kill his teacher after embracing an extremist interpretation of the Quran."

Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne

Cannes regulars Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne bring their eighth film to the Competition for the Palme d'Or, for which the brothers have won twice — in 1999 ("Rosetta") and in 2005 for L'Enfant." Known for their sensitivity to the complexities of social issues, "Young Ahmed" will be under a microscope in Cannes. The Dardennes will surely be up for the discussion that follows. 

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