In the presence of the directors
Introduction by Nicolas Mazzanti (Conservator of CINEMATEK)
The film takes a look at the father-son relationship through 15-year old Igor, an apprentice motor-mechanic who is crazy about karting, and Roger, who exploits illegal immigrants for cheap labour. Igor is involved in his father’s business and doesn’t ask himself too many questions, until the day when Igor’s loyalties are torn because of a promise. Can he tell the truth without betraying his father?
Jean Pierre et Luc Dardenne
Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne are directors, screenwriters and producers of their own films. In 1974, they began shooting socially engaged videos and documentaries. They moved into fiction at the end of the 1980s: their films have been screened and won awards at all the major international film festivals. Their most notable films are Rosetta (Palme d’Or, 1999), The Son (2002), The Child (Palme d’Or, 2005), Lorna’s Silence (2008) and The Kid with a Bike (2011). The Unknown Girl (2016) is their most recent work.