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Spring 2013 March 18 in Gibsons

The Kid With A Bike

France/Belgium 2011, 87min, Drama. French with English subtitles.
Directors: Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne

Still from 'The Kid With A Bike'

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival, the deeply moving new film by the Dardenne brothers (L'enfant, Rosetta) delves into the emotional life of troubled 11-year-old Cyril (newcomer Thomas Doret). When his father abandons him, Cyril obsessively tries to find his bicycle — after all, his father must have cared about him enough not to sell that off, he reasons. Almost by accident, he becomes the ward of a kind hairdresser, a woman who seems surprised to find herself so determined to help him. With his wild, unpredictable behavior and his disastrous search for father figures, Cyril risks losing her—though she refuses to give up without a fight. Full of heartbreaking betrayals and unexpected grace, The Kid With a Bike is a film about a child, abandoned to the elements, learning to become good.

Still image from the film In 'The Kid With A Bike'

MORE ABOUT THIS FILM

IFC Films website with film clips.


Review

Seeking a Father, Finding Humanity. Review in The New York Times by Manohla Dargis, March 2012.

 

Awards

Winner Grand Jury Prize at Cannes 2012, Nominee Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film, 2012.

 

Still image from  'The Kid With a Bike'

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