Directors: Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne

The internationally acclaimed Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne have over 20 years of filmmaking experience as documentary producers/directors and segued into writing, producing and directing narrative feature films. In 1975, Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne founded the company “DERIVES,” which has since produced over 60 documentaries, including their own. In 1994, they founded the production company “LES FILMS DU FLEUVE”.

1996 was the Dardenne brothers' feature film breakthrough with the acclaimed release of LA PROMESSE (THE PROMISE) starring Jérémie Renier (who stars in L'ENFANT,”) Olivier Gourmet and Assita Ouédraogo. They followed LA PROMESSE with the 1999's Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or and critical smash ROSETTA starring Emilie Dequenne and Olivier Gourmet, which also garnered a Cannes Best Actress Award for Ms. Dequenne. THE SON (LE FILS) starring Olivier Gourmet won Mr. Gourmet the Best Actor Award at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.

The Dardenne brothers belong to a rare group of filmmakers, including Bille August, Francis Ford Coppola and Emir Kusturica, who have won the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or twice.

Filmography (Fiction Films)
1987FALSCH
 Starring: Bruno Crémer
1992JE PENSE À VOUS (I THINK OF YOU)
 Starring: Fabienne Babe and Robin Renucci
1996LA PROMESSE (THE PROMISE)
 Starring: Jérémie Renier, Olivier Gourmet and Assita Ouédraogo
1999ROSETTA
 Starring: Emilie Dequenne, Fabrizio Rongione, Anne Yernaux and Olivier Gourmet
Winner: Cannes 1999's Palme d'Or
Winner: Cannes 1999's Best Actress Award (Emilie Dequenne)
2002LE FILS (THE SON)
 Starring: Olivier Gourmet, Morgan Marinne, and Isabella Soupart
Winner: Cannes 2002's Best Actor Award (Olivier Gourmet)
2005THE CHILD (L'ENFANT)
 Starring: Jérémie Renier and Déborah François
Winner: Cannes 2005's Palme d'Or

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