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)|
|Starring: Bruno Crémer|
|1992||JE PENSE À VOUS (I THINK OF YOU)|
|Starring: Fabienne Babe and Robin Renucci|
|1996||LA PROMESSE (THE PROMISE)|
|Starring: Jérémie Renier, Olivier Gourmet and Assita Ouédraogo|
|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)
|2002||LE FILS (THE SON)|
|Starring: Olivier Gourmet, Morgan Marinne, and Isabella Soupart|
Winner: Cannes 2002's Best Actor Award (Olivier Gourmet)
|2005||THE CHILD (L'ENFANT)|
|Starring: Jérémie Renier and Déborah François|
Winner: Cannes 2005's Palme d'Or
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