Cannes 2019: Belgium's Dardenne brothers win best director for Young Ahmed
The Dardenne brothers are already Cannes legends with two Palme d'Or prizes under their belt
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".
🔴 "Nous avons voulu filmer un appel à la vie, à l'ouverture, à la différence [...] ce qui est la vocation du cinéma." Le discours des frères Dardenne ⤵️ 📱💻📺 Cérémonie du palmarès le 25/05 à 19H seulement sur @canalplus et @myCANAL ►https://t.co/ZMC7NfxEsE #Cannes2019 pic.twitter.com/2YPHMbQz7N — cinemacanalplus (@cinemacanalplus) May 25, 2019
(With inputs from agencies)
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