Double Palme d’Or winners Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne present their latest offering at Cannes Film Festival, saying viewers own the film and can see the message they want in it. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Dardennes brothers bring ‘La Fille Inconnue’ to Cannes
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Presenting their 10th feature film at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday (May 18), Belgian directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne said the film was all about Dr Jenny Davin, who tries to identify a teenage girl who was killed just outside her practice. She starts out feeling driven by guilt, having ignored the doorbell that night because it rang an hour after she had closed the office. As she investigates the case, it becomes clear she is at first the only one interested in finding out the truth. Asked if the film could be read as a commentary on the closed doors facing migrants risking death to reach Europe, the directors replied that once screened, their films did not belong to them, but the audience instead. Only seven directors – or directing teams – have won the Palme d’Or twice and the Dardenne brothers are in the running for a third top award on the Croisette. The winner will be announced on Sunday (May 22).