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film * The Kid With A Bike

By April 13, 2012 No Comments
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What I really miss since living in China is going to the movies. I used to be a very avid movie goer and now it’s coming down to trips to my neighborhood DVD Shop.

The Kid With A Bike (Le Gamin au Vélo) premiered at last year’s Cannes Film Festival and has been showing in France, Belgian and even made it to the US now.
IFC summarizes:

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and a Golden Globe nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, the deeply moving new film by the Dardenne brothers (L’enfant, Rosetta) delves into the emotional life of troubled 11-year-old Cyril (newcomer Thomas Doret). When his father (Jérémie Renier) abandons him, Cyril obsessively searches for his bicycle – placing his last bit of hope in this symbol of their relationship. Almost by accident, he becomes the ward of a kind hairdresser (Cécile de France – Clint Eastwood’s HEREAFTER), who seems surprised to find herself so determined to help him. With his wild, unpredictable behavior and his disastrous search for father figures, Cyril risks losing her – though she refuses to give up without a fight. Full of heartbreaking betrayals and unexpected grace, THE KID WITH A BIKE is a film about a child, abandoned to the elements, learning to become good.

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