Le jeune Ahmed (Young Ahmed) 2019 Ages 15+

6.30PM Thu 10 Oct 2019 (1hr 30mins)
GOMA | Cinema B | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

Winner of the Best Director award at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, Young Ahmed is an incisive drama about religious extremism from the acclaimed Dardenne brothers.

The teenage Ahmed, radicalised by the local imam in his small Belgian town, determines that he must murder his teacher for what he perceives as her moral crimes. In their typically understated style, the fraternal double Palme d’Or winners have constructed a suspenseful depiction of ideological fanaticism that looks at the dangers of social isolation with clear-eyed empathy and insight. Their naturalistic aesthetic and the subtle performances of the cast deliver an absorbing, deliberately unglamorous study of a community dealing with a teen boy’s dangerous alienation.

CREDITS

90 MINUTES, BELGIUM, FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES / DIRECTORS: LUC DARDENNE, JEAN-PIERRE DARDENNE / SCRIPTWRITERS: LUC DARDENNE, JEAN-PIERRE DARDENNE / PRODUCERS: LUC DARDENNE, JEAN-PIERRE DARDENNE, DENIS FREYD / CAST: IDIR BEN ADDI, MYRIEM AKHEDDIOU, CLAIRE BODSON / RIGHTS: MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP