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Sneak Preview of:
(Á perdre la raison)
--Q&A with director and light reception to follow--
Directed by: Joachim Lafosse
Written by: Joachim Lafosse, Mathieu Reynaert, Thomas Bidegain
Cast: Emilie Dequenne, Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup
Co-sponsored by the Consulate General of France, Los Angeles
and UCLA Department of French and Francophone Studies
About the film:
The official entry of Belgium to the Best Foreign Language Film at the 85th Academy Awards 2013.
Armed with a remarkable team of writers and actors, Joachim Lafosse’s fifth film continues his exploration of fractured families as when a mother snaps under devastating circumstances. This psychological drama begins with the love story of Murielle, a Belgian schoolteacher, and Mounir, a Moroccan immigrant. The two happily marry and decide to live in the home of Mounir’s adoptive father, Pinget. When the couple begins to have children, the house starts to feel small and suffocating but the couple must remain, as they are financially dependent on Pinget. The pressure to please both men gradually overwhelms Murielle when Mounir begins to control his wife heavily and Pinget micromanages the household, growing possessive with the children. Based on the story of Genevieve Lhermitte who turned herself in after killing her five children with a kitchen knife, OUR CHILDREN is a claustrophobic nightmare that explores the events leading up to the story’s shocking conclusion.
Official Selection--Cannes Film Festival
Awarded Un Certain Regard, Best Actress (Emilie Dequenne)--Cannes Film Festival
Nominated for Un Certain Regard Award (Joachim Lafosse)--Cannes Film Festival
Official Selection--Cabourg Film Festival
Official Selection--Karlovy Vary Film Festival
Official Selection--La Rochelle Film Festival
Official Selection--New Horizons Film Festival
Official Selection--Hamburg Film Festival
Official Selection--New York Film Festival
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