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Our Children
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Our Children screened at the BFI London Film Festival on 19th and 21st October

From 19/10/2012 at 17:00 to 21/10/2012 at 21:00

Director : Joachim Lafosse
Producer: Jacques-Henri Bronckart, Olivier Bronckart, Jani Thiltges, Sylvie Pialat, Thierry Spicher
Screenwriter: Joachim Lafosse, Matthieu Reynaert, Thomas Bidegain
Cast: With Niels Arestrup, Tahar Rahim, Emilie Dequenne

 

The film

It’s giving nothing away to warn you that Our Children will make you weep: the opening tells you to expect a tragedy. Joachim Lafosse’s drama then flashes back to the salad days of young couple Murielle and Mounir, a Moroccan medic. Exuberantly in love, the pair live under the roof of Mounir’s adoptive father Dr Pinget. They go on to have children, but their relationship changes under the pressures of family life and the strains on Mounir’s cultural identity. Pinget’s benevolent autocracy becomes a problem too, and eventually it’s Murielle’s psyche that takes the damage. In his most accomplished film yet, Lafosse shows himself a confident, fearless investigator of everyday emotional trauma. Rahim and Arestrup (so memorable together in A Prophet) are terrific, while Dequenne gives her most extraordinary performance since she stunned the world in the Dardennes’ Rosetta.
Jonathan Romney

VUE, Screen 5 Oct 19, 2012 6:00 PM Buy
Rich Mix, Screen 1 Oct 21, 2012 1:15 PM Buy

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