Rosetta

Dir. Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne

Belgiu-France 1999 | Colour | 90 mins | Cert 15 | Drama

Cast: Émilie Dequenne, Fabrizio Ronigione

Deserved winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 1999, Rosetta is an extraordinary, unforgettable but vividly realistic portrait of a resourceful teenage girl struggling to find her way in a tough world. Written and directed with great skill and searing intensity by writer/director brothers Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne, the film also stars first-time actor Émilie Dequenne who won the Cannes Best Actress award for her outstanding realisation of the title role. 

(NB: the DVD comes with the Dardenne brothers’ earlier film La Promesse)

Available on: DVD

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