Cannes 2019: Belgium's Dardenne brothers win best director for Young Ahmed

FP Staff

May 26, 2019 10:55:20 IST

Belgium's Dardenne brothers won the best director award at Cannes Film Festival Saturday for their story of a radicalised Muslim youth, Young Ahmed.

The pair are already Cannes legends with two Palme d'Or prizes under their belt, and Luc Dardenne said they wanted to show how a "young militant might develop his views", paying tribute to young actor Idir Ben Addi for turning it into reality.

Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes gives an approval rating of 57% based on 21 reviews, with an average rating of 6.55/10 to Young Ahmed. Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the film a score of 65 out of 100, based on 9 critics, which slots under "generally favorable reviews".

(With inputs from agencies)

Updated Date: May 26, 2019 10:55:20 IST