Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The Child / L'Enfant

"Bruno, a feral, 20-year-old petty thief, fathers a child with his 18-year-old girlfriend, Sonia -- then, without telling her, sells him on the black market. Having committed this unforgivable act, he tries to undo it."
-David Ansen, Newsweek
That's the premise of The Child, the Belgian film being shown at BHPL on Thursday night at 7 p.m. Joe Morgenstern of the Wall Street Journal raved that, "The illusion of reality is so nearly complete in this magnificent French-language film by the Belgian filmmakers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne that the screen becomes a perfectly transparent window on lives hanging in the balance."

This film is rated R. It's in French and has English subtitles. Admission is free; doors open at 6:45 p.m.

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