THE WHITE KNIGHTS
LES CHEVALIERS BLANCS
2015, 112 min, Dir: Joachim Lafosse

Director Joachim Lafosse earned the Best Director award at the San Sebastián International Film Festival for this engrossing drama based on actual events. In response to the civil war in Darfur, Sud Secours chairman Jacques Arnault (Vincent Lindon) plans to bring 300 orphaned children back to France for adoption. With a television reporter (Valérie Donzelli) in tow, he heads to the region only to become embroiled in a humanitarian fiasco.


OUR CHILDREN
A PERDRE LA RAISON
2012, 111 min, Belgium, Dir: Joachim Lafosse

Emilie Dequenne received a Best Actress Un Certain Regard award at Cannes 2012 for her extraordinary performance as a young mother caught between two men (Tahar Rahim and Niels Arestrup, both stars of Jacques Audiard's A PROPHET) and driven to the unthinkable in this stranglehold psychological drama. Based on true events from a Brussels suburb in 2007, the film stars Dequenne as schoolteacher Murielle, so emotionally frittered by her manipulative husband and his authoritarian surrogate father that she murders her four children in cold blood with a kitchen knife. Belgium's official entry for the 2013 Best Foreign-Language Oscar. "Turning a gruesome real-life incident into an arresting portrait of one woman¹s gradual slide towards the unspeakable, OUR CHILDREN, an Un Certain Regard film, represents another tightly wound study of domestic malaise from Belgian auteur Joachim Lafosse (PRIVATE PROPERTY)... In one of her strongest leading roles to date, Dequenne (THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, ROSETTA) does a remarkable job depicting Murielle’s wavering psychological states as she heads for oblivion." - The Hollywood Reporter. In French and Arabic with English


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