Detroit Film Theatre


September 18-20 & 25-27, 2009

 Detroit Film Theatre

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  • Film

(Belgium/France/Italy – 2008 – directed by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne)

Lorna (Arta Dobroshi) is a young Albanian woman desperate to remain in the Belgian city of Liège. Lorna’s dream is simply to open a modest snack bar together with her boyfriend, but as with everything, there is a price attached. And when she finds herself involved in the schemes of an unscrupulous mobster who’s promised to help her, Lorna’s world suddenly becomes more complex, dangerous and suspenseful than she could have ever envisioned. From the brilliant writing-directing team of brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (famed for their Cannes Palme d’Or winners Rosetta and L’Enfant) comes their most emotionally involving, vividly sketched, thoroughly gripping drama to date, featuring a pitch-perfect performance from the superb Arta Dobroshi. Winner, Best Screenplay Prize, 2008 Cannes Film Festival. In French with English subtitles. (105 min.)

“The movie builds up enormous tension and then bursts into a flight of exultant lyricism.” –David Denby, The New Yorker

Sept. 18-19 @ 7:00 p.m., Sept. 20 @ 2:00 p.m.

Sept. 25-26 @ 9:30 p.m., Sept. 27 @ 4:00 p.m.




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