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Two Days, One Night (2014): Liberté, Égalité ... Fraternité??

The Dardenne brothers – Jean-Pierre and Luc, the Belgian masters of mythical realism – have always placed survival and class struggle at the forefront of their cinema. 1,025 more words


Forgiveness in Le fils

Le fils (2002) dir. Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne

The movies are full of revenge fantasies. There’s a drive for revenge that is embedded in the human psyche, but few of us ever have the opportunity to enact it. 274 more words

Movie Notes

Everybody's Chattin + Question of the week: Favorite directing duos & their film(s)

Hello, hello! How’s everybody doing today? I’m still basking in the all the feels I got yesterday from THIS lovely tweet from my gorgeous cinematic sweetheart… 460 more words

Everybody's Chattin'


By Daniel Barnes and Mike Dub

DANIEL: As I’ve stated many times, the real purpose of these festivals is to fill in some of my more glaring cinematic blind spots. 1,107 more words

ESFS Festivals

ESFS Festival 10, Film 3 - "The Son"

The Son (2002; Dir.: Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne)


By Daniel Barnes

In my festival intro, I mentioned that actor Jérémie Renier served as the Dardenne brothers’ “on-again, off-again muse,” a blonde-mopped personification of moral turpitude and financial desperation in modern-day Belgium. 550 more words

ESFS Festivals

ESFS Festival 10, Film 2 - "Rosetta"

Rosetta (1999; Dir.: Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne)


By Daniel Barnes

There persists an idea that the Dardenne brothers create aimlessly verisimilar films, but now that I’m five movies deep into their filmography (deep enough to create my first… 590 more words

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