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Brothers JEAN-PIERRE DARDENNE (French: ; born 21 April 1951) and LUC DARDENNE (born 10 March 1954) are a Belgian left-wing filmmaking duo. They write , produce and direct their films together.

The Dardennes began making narrative and documentary films in the late 1970s. They came to international attention in the mid-1990s with La Promesse (The Promise). They won their first major international film prize when Rosetta won the Palme d\'Or at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival .

In 2002, Olivier Gourmet
Olivier Gourmet
won Best Actor at Cannes for the Dardennes' Le Fils (The Son). In 2005, they won the Palme d'Or
Palme d'Or
a second time for their film L’Enfant (The Child), putting them in an elite club, at the time, of only seven. Their film, Le Silence de Lorna (Lorna's Silence), won Best Screenplay
Screenplay
at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival
Cannes Film Festival
and was released in Europe in the fall. Their film The Kid with a Bike won the Grand Prix at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival
Cannes Film Festival
, received one Golden Globe nomination and eight Magritte Award nominations. Jean-Pierre was the jury president for the Cinéfoundation and Short Films sections of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival
Cannes Film Festival
. In 2015, their film Deux jours, une nuit (Two Days, One Night) received nine Magritte Award nominations (winning three) and one Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for Marion Cotillard
Marion Cotillard
.

CONTENTS

* 1 Career

* 2 Filmography

* 2.1 Features * 2.2 Documentaries * 2.3 Shorts

* 3 Honours

* 4 Awards and nominations

* 4.1 BAFTA Awards
BAFTA Awards
* 4.2 Belgian Film Critics Association * 4.3 Bodil Awards * 4.4 Cannes Film Festival
Cannes Film Festival
* 4.5 César Awards
César Awards
* 4.6 David di Donatello
David di Donatello
* 4.7 European Film Awards
European Film Awards
* 4.8 Globes de Cristal Awards * 4.9 Golden Globe Awards
Golden Globe Awards
* 4.10 Gopo Awards * 4.11 Guldbagge Awards
Guldbagge Awards
* 4.12 Joseph Plateau Awards * 4.13 Independent Spirit Awards * 4.14 Lumières Awards * 4.15 Lux Prize * 4.16 Magritte Awards * 4.17 Robert Awards * 4.18 Other organisation awards * 4.19 Other festival awards

* 5 References * 6 Bibliography * 7 Further reading * 8 External links

CAREER

The Dardenne Brothers at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival
Cannes Film Festival
.

Creators of intensely naturalistic films about working class life in Belgium, brothers Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne have created a notable body of work since 1996. With La Promesse (The Promise) (1996), Rosetta (1999), Le Fils (The Son) (2002), and L\'Enfant (The Child) (2005), the Dardennes’ films show young people at the fringes of society – immigrants, the unemployed, the inhabitants of shelters. Both Rosetta and L'Enfant were awarded the Palme d\'Or at the Cannes Film Festival , the only two Belgian films ever to earn the honor.

The Dardennes were born and raised in Seraing
Seraing
in Liege , in Wallonia , the French-speaking region of Belgium. Jean-Pierre (born in 1951) studied drama while Luc (born three years later) studied philosophy. In 1975 they established Derives, the production company that produced the roughly sixty documentary films they made before branching into feature films. These films covered such topics as Polish immigration, World War II resistance, a general strike in 1960. Their first two feature films, however, are rarely seen today: Falsch (1987) and Je pense a vous (1992), which Luc would later describe as an "unfortunate adventure."

The Dardennes had their first international success with La Promesse (The Promise) in 1996.

With Rosetta the Dardennes turned their focus to the burdens – philosophical, spiritual, psychological – of unemployment. Émilie Dequenne , who had not acted in film before, and was awarded the Best Actress Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, is the title character, a young woman living with her alcoholic mother in a trailer park. The film is about Rosetta's search for purpose and to Rosetta purpose can only be found through work – she makes her way through Seraing's fringes for the most menial of positions; she catches fish in the muddy, murky stream by her trailer park. Rosetta was the first Belgian film ever to win the Palme d'Or
Palme d'Or
at Cannes, coming in ahead of films by David Lynch
David Lynch
, Pedro Almodóvar
Pedro Almodóvar
, Takeshi Kitano
Takeshi Kitano
, and Raoul Ruiz . The film provided some impetus for a labor law designed to protect young workers like Rosetta shortly after the film's release. "’t was pure chance,’ Jean-Pierre insists. ‘There was already a bill going through, and the minister took advantage of our award to call it the Rosetta Law. But we never intended to get laws changed.’ Luc adds: ‘Of course, we always hope our films will speak to people, disturb them, but we never hoped to change the world’."

Crimes and occupations again figure prominently in the Dardennes’ fourth film, L’Enfant (The Child). The film earned the Dardennes the Palme d'Or
Palme d'Or
from Cannes, their second in seven years. L'Enfant won the André Cavens Award in 2005, making directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne fourth-time winners of the award.

The Dardenne brothers have a regular stable of collaborators (for all of their films the brothers share writing and directing credits), including cinematographer Alain Marcoen and editor Marie-Hélène Dozo . Jérémie Renier played Igor in La Promesse, Bruno in L’Enfant, Claudy in Le Silence de Lorna (Lorna's Silence), Guy in Le gamin au vélo (The Kid with a Bike), and Bryan's father in The Unknown Girl (La Fille inconnue). Olivier Gourmet
Olivier Gourmet
, the main character of Le fils, has a brief cameo as a detective in L’Enfant. Like Rosetta's Emilie Dequenne, Déborah François
Déborah François
, the seventeen-year-old lead in L’Enfant, was appearing in her first film. Luc Dardenne has described their process of working with actors as follows: "What we do with the actors is also very physical. The day filming begins we do not feel obliged to do things exactly the way they were rehearsed; we pretend that we are starting over from zero so that we can rediscover things that we did before. The instructions we give the actors are above all physical. We start working without the cameraman—just the actors and my brother and me. We walk them through the blocking, first one then the other, trying several different versions. They say but do not act their lines. We do not tell them what the tone of their lines should be; we just say that we will see once the camera is rolling. At this point there is no cameraman, no sound engineer, no lighting. Then we set up all the camera movements exactly and the rhythm of the shot, which is usually a long take. Doing it this way allows us the ability to modify the actors’ movements or any small details."

The Dardennes often employ handheld cameras and use available light. In June 2012, the brothers were invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences .

Their 2014 film Two Days, One Night was selected to compete for the Palme d\'Or in the main competition section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival . The film received nine nominations at the 5th Magritte Awards , winning three, including Best Film and Best Director . Marion Cotillard
Marion Cotillard
received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for her performance in the film, the first Oscar nomination for a Dardenne brothers film.

Their most recent film, The Unknown Girl
The Unknown Girl
(La Fille inconnue), stars Adèle Haenel as a young doctor who lets the door buzzer of her small clinic go unanswered one evening after work hours and then grows determined to discover the identity of the young woman found dead nearby when the police see from a security tape that she had been the person ringing at the door.

FILMOGRAPHY

The Dardenne Brothers at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival
Cannes Film Festival
.

FEATURES

YEAR TITLE CREDITED AS NOTES

DIRECTORS SCREENWRITERS PRODUCERS

1987 Falsch Yes Yes

1992 Je pense à vous Yes Yes Yes

1995 Faute de soleil

Yes Co-producers

1996 La Promesse Yes Yes

1999 Rosetta Yes Yes Yes

2001 The Milk of Human Kindness

Yes Co-producers

2002 The Son Yes Yes Yes

2003 The Living World

Yes Co-producers

2003 Stormy Weather

Yes

2003 The Sun Assassinated

Yes

2005 The Axe

Yes Co-producers

2005 L\'Enfant Yes Yes Yes

2006 The Colonel

Yes

2007 Vous êtes de la police?

Yes Co-producers

2008 Lorna\'s Silence Yes Yes Yes

2009 The Front Line

Yes

2010 K.O.R.

Yes

2011 The Kid with a Bike Yes Yes Yes

2011 The Minister

Yes

2012 Rust and Bone

Yes Co-producers

2012 Beyond the Hills

Yes Co-producers

2013 Marina

Yes Co-producers

2013 Je fais le mort

Yes Co-producers

2014 Two Days, One Night Yes Yes Yes

2014 Wild Life

Yes Co-producers

2015 Diary of a Chambermaid

Yes Co-producers

2015 Cowboys

Yes Co-producers

2015 Long Live the Bride

Yes Co-producers

2016 Le Fils de Joseph

Yes Co-producers

2016 Hedi

Yes Co-producers

2016 Graduation

Yes Co-producers

2016 Pericle

Yes Co-producers

2016 The Unknown Girl
The Unknown Girl
Yes Yes Yes

2016 Les Carnivores

Yes Co-producers

DOCUMENTARIES

YEAR TITLE CREDITED AS NOTES

DIRECTORS SCREENWRITERS PRODUCERS

1978 Le Chant du rossignol Yes

1980 Pour que la guerre s'achève, les murs devraient s'écrouler Yes Yes

1981 R... ne répond plus Yes Yes

Also cinematographers and editors

1982 Leçons d'une université volante Yes Yes

Also cinematographers

1983 Regarde Jonathan, Jean Louvet, son œuvre Yes

Also editors and camera operators

1997 Gigi, Monica... et Bianca

Yes Executive producers

2000 La Devinière

Yes Line producer

2002 Brook by Brook

Yes TV; co-producers

2002 Romances de terre et d'eau

Yes

2005 Il fare politica

Yes

2006 Rwanda, les collines parlent

Yes

2007 Why We Can't See Each Other Outside When the Sun is Shining

Yes

2009 Children Without a Shadow

Yes Executive producers

2012 Un été avec Anton

Yes TV

2013 À ciel ouvert

Yes Co-producers

SHORTS

YEAR TITLE CREDITED AS NOTES

DIRECTORS SCREENWRITERS PRODUCERS

1979 Lorsque le bateau de Leon M. descendit la Meuse pour la première fois Yes Yes

Documentary; also cinematographers

1987 Il court, il court, le monde Yes Yes

1999 L'Héritier

Yes Executive producers

2002 First Love

Yes

2007 Dans l'obscurité Yes Yes

Segment of the anthology film To Each His Own Cinema
To Each His Own Cinema

2008 Premier Jour

Yes

2011 Bloody Eyes

Yes

HONOURS

* 2005: Grand-Cross of the Order of the Crown (Belgium)
Order of the Crown (Belgium)
* 2008: Film Award Cologne within the Cologne Conference

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

BAFTA AWARDS

YEAR NOMINATED WORK CATEGORY RESULT

2015 Two Days, One Night Best Film Not in the English Language Nominated

BELGIAN FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION

YEAR NOMINATED WORK CATEGORY RESULT

1996 La Promesse André Cavens Award Won

1997 La Promesse Grand Prix Won

1999 Rosetta André Cavens Award Won

2002 The Son André Cavens Award Won

2005 L\'Enfant André Cavens Award Won

2014 Two Days, One Night André Cavens Award Won

BODIL AWARDS

YEAR NOMINATED WORK CATEGORY RESULT

2007 L\'Enfant Best Non-American Film Nominated

2015 Two Days, One Night Best Non-American Film Nominated

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

YEAR NOMINATED WORK CATEGORY RESULT

1999 Rosetta Palme d\'Or Won

Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
Special
Special
Mention

2002 The Son Palme d\'Or Nominated

Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
Special
Special
Mention

2005 L\'Enfant Palme d\'Or Won

2008 Lorna\'s Silence Palme d\'Or Nominated

Best Screenplay
Screenplay
Won

2011 The Kid with a Bike Palme d\'Or Nominated

Grand Prix Won

2014 Two Days, One Night Palme d\'Or Nominated

Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
Special
Special
Prize

2016 The Unknown Girl
The Unknown Girl
Palme d\'Or Nominated

CéSAR AWARDS

YEAR NOMINATED WORK CATEGORY RESULT

1997 La Promesse Best Foreign Film Nominated

2006 L\'Enfant Best Film Nominated

Best Director Nominated

Best Original Screenplay
Screenplay
Nominated

2009 Lorna\'s Silence Best Foreign Film Nominated

2012 The Kid with a Bike Best Foreign Film Nominated

2015 Two Days, One Night Best Foreign Film Nominated

DAVID DI DONATELLO

YEAR NOMINATED WORK CATEGORY RESULT

2006 L\'Enfant Best European Film Nominated

EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS

YEAR NOMINATED WORK CATEGORY RESULT

1997 Gigi, Monica... et Bianca Best Documentary Won

1999 Rosetta Best Film Nominated

2002 The Son Best Director Nominated

2005 L\'Enfant Best Film Nominated

2006 L\'Enfant People\'s Choice Award for Best European Film Nominated

2011 The Kid with a Bike Best Film Nominated

Best Director Nominated

Best Screenwriter
Screenwriter
Won

2014 Two Days, One Night Best Screenwriter
Screenwriter
Nominated

People\'s Choice Award for Best European Film Nominated

GLOBES DE CRISTAL AWARDS

YEAR NOMINATED WORK CATEGORY RESULT

2015 Two Days, One Night Best Film Nominated

GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS

YEAR NOMINATED WORK CATEGORY RESULT

2012 The Kid with a Bike Best Foreign Language Film Nominated

GOPO AWARDS

YEAR NOMINATED WORK CATEGORY RESULT

2007 L\'Enfant Best European Film Nominated

2010 Lorna\'s Silence Best European Film Nominated

2013 The Kid with a Bike Best European Film Nominated

GULDBAGGE AWARDS

YEAR NOMINATED WORK CATEGORY RESULT

2006 L\'Enfant Best Foreign Film Won

2015 Two Days, One Night Best Foreign Film Won

JOSEPH PLATEAU AWARDS

YEAR NOMINATED WORK CATEGORY RESULT

1997 La Promesse Best Belgian Director Won

1999 La Promesse Best Belgian Screenplay
Screenplay
1984–1999 Nominated

2000 Rosetta Best Belgian Director Won

2003 The Son Best Belgian Director Won

Best Belgian Screenplay Nominated

2006 L\'Enfant Best Belgian Director Won

Best Belgian Screenplay Won

INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS

YEAR NOMINATED WORK CATEGORY RESULT

2000 Rosetta Best International Film Nominated

2012 The Kid with a Bike Best International Film Nominated

LUMIèRES AWARDS

YEAR NOMINATED WORK CATEGORY RESULT

2003 The Son Best French-Language Film Won

2006 L\'Enfant Best French-Language Film Won

2009 Lorna\'s Silence Best French-Language Film Won

2015 Two Days, One Night Best French-Language Film Won

LUX PRIZE

YEAR NOMINATED WORK CATEGORY RESULT

2008 Lorna\'s Silence

Won

MAGRITTE AWARDS

YEAR NOMINATED WORK CATEGORY RESULT

2012 The Kid with a Bike Best Film Nominated

Best Director Nominated

Best Screenplay
Screenplay
Nominated

2015 Two Days, One Night Best Film Won

Best Director Won

Best Screenplay
Screenplay
Nominated

ROBERT AWARDS

YEAR NOMINATED WORK CATEGORY RESULT

2013 The Kid with a Bike Best Non-American Film Nominated

2015 Two Days, One Night Best Non-American Film Won

OTHER ORGANISATION AWARDS

YEAR NOMINATED WORK ORGANISATION CATEGORY RESULT

1997 La Promesse Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Foreign Language Film Won

1997 National Society of Film Critics Best Foreign Language Film Won

1998 International Press Academy Best Foreign Language Film Won

2003 The Son San Francisco Film Critics Circle Best Foreign Language Film Won

2005 L\'Enfant Russian Guild of Film Critics Best Foreign Film Won

2006 Toronto Film Critics Association Best Director Won

Best Foreign Language Film Won

2007 Argentine Film Critics Association
Argentine Film Critics Association
Best Foreign Language Film Nominated

2012 The Kid with a Bike San Diego Film Critics Society Best Foreign Language Film Won

2014 Two Days, One Night Online Film Critics Society Best Picture Nominated

Best Foreign Language Film Won

Best Director Nominated

2014 Boston Society of Film Critics Best Foreign Language Film Won

2014 Denver Film Critics Society Best Foreign Language Film Won

2014 London Film Critics\' Circle Foreign Language Film of the Year Nominated

2015 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Foreign Language Film Nominated

2016 Argentine Film Critics Association
Argentine Film Critics Association
Best Foreign Language Film Nominated

OTHER FESTIVAL AWARDS

YEAR NOMINATED WORK FILM FESTIVAL AWARD RESULT

1996 La Promesse Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur Bayard d'Or for Best Film Won

Audience Award Won

Valladolid International Film Festival
Valladolid International Film Festival
Golden Spike Won

FIPRESCI Prize Won

2000 Rosetta Flaiano International Prizes Best Director Won

2003 The Son Fajr International Film Festival
Fajr International Film Festival
Crystal Simorgh for Best International Film Won

2005 L\'Enfant Valdivia International Film Festival Best Film Won

2006

Telluride Film Festival
Telluride Film Festival
Silver Medallion Won

2011

Venice Film Festival
Venice Film Festival
Robert Bresson Prize Won

2011 The Kid with a Bike Flaiano International Prizes Best Director Won

2011

Film Fest Gent Joseph Plateau Honorary Award Won

2014 Two Days, One Night Sydney Film Festival
Sydney Film Festival
Sydney Film Prize Won

2015 Traverse City Film Festival Founders Prize for Best Drama Won

REFERENCES

* ^ "Festival de Cannes: Official Selection". Cannes. Archived from the original on 15 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-14. * ^ "The Jury for the Cinéfondation and Short Films". Cannes Film Festival. Retrieved 2012-03-29. * ^ "Academy Invites 176 to Membership". The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 29 June 2012. Retrieved 19 July 2013. * ^ "2014 Official Selection". Cannes. Retrieved 17 April 2014. * ^ "Magritte: Pluie de nominations pour les Dardenne et Lucas Belvaux". La Libre Belgique (in French). January 7, 2015. Retrieved January 11, 2015. * ^ "César Winner Adèle Haenel To Lead Dardenne Brothers Next Film \'The Unknown Girl\'". Indiewire
Indiewire
. 23 April 2015. Retrieved 30 April 2015. * ^ Dardenne, Jean-Pierre; Dardenne, Luc; Renier, Jérémie; Minnelli, Louka (2016-10-05), The Unknown Girl, retrieved 2017-01-12 * ^ Archives from "Le Soir" newspaper

BIBLIOGRAPHY

* Sebastiano Gesù (ed.), Etica ed estetica dello sguardo. Il cinema dei fratelli Dardenne, Catania, 2006.

FURTHER READING

* Luc Dardenne Au dos de nos images, 1991-2005, éditions du Seuil, Paris, 2005 (a philosophical diary about the making of his films and the one of his brother) * Luc Dardenne, Sur l'affaire humaine, Le Seuil, 2012. * Luc Dardenne, Au dos de nos images: Tome 2, 2005-2014 (2015) * Feuillère, Anne. "Dardennes take on Le silence de Lorna". Retrieved 2008-03-22. 2007. Cineuropa, 10 October 2007. * West, Joan M., West, Dennis. "Taking the Measure of Human Relationships: An Interview with Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne." Cineaste, Summer 2003, Vol. 28, Issue 3. * Bickerton, Emilie. "The Art and Politics of the Dardenne Brothers." Cineaste, Spring2006, Vol. 31, Issue 2. * Ansen, David. "An awakening." Newsweek
Newsweek
, 30 June 1997, Vol. 129, Issue 26. * Kauffmann, Stanley. "In a Cruel City." The New Republic
The New Republic
, 26 May 1997, Vol. 216, Issue 21. * Cunneen, Michael. "Films take on the big issues power and faith." National Catholic Reporter, 12/03/99, Vol. 36, Issue 6. * Smith, Gavin. "Promises Fulfilled." The Village Voice
The Village Voice
, 8 June 1999, Vol. * Johnstone, Sheila. "The secret of the Dardenne brothers' Palme d'Or success." The Independent
The Independent
, 17 March 2006. * Hoberman, J. "Acts of faith." The Village Voice, 8 January 2003, Vol. 48 * Scott, A.O. "A Father and the Boy Who Killed His Son." New York Times , 28 September 2002, Vol. 152 Issue 52255 * Klawans, Stuart. "The Wild Child." The Nation
The Nation
, 10 April 2006, Vol. 282 Issue 14. * Wolfreys, Jim. "Reality Bites." Socialist Review
Socialist Review
, December 2008, Issue 331. * Mai, Joseph, "Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne". University of Illinois Press, 2010 ISBN 978-0-252-07711-1 * Crano, R.d., "Furtive Urbanism in the Films of Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne," Film-Philosophy 13.1, April 2009. * Dillet, B. and T. Puri, 'Left-over spaces: The cinema of the Dardenne brothers', Film-Philosophy, 17.1, 2013, pp. 367-82. * Olivier Ducharme, Films de combat. La résistance du cinéma des frères Dardenne , Montréal, Varia, 2017.

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