1328 Montana Avenue (at 14th Street)
Santa Monica, California 90403

Friday, November 9 – 7:30 PM
Belgium’s Official Entry for the 2013 Foreign-Language Oscar! OUR CHILDREN (A PERDRE LA RAISON), 2012, 111 min. 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 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 Foreign-Language Oscar. "Turning a gruesome real-life incident into an arresting portrait of one woman’s 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 subtitles. Discussion following with director Joachim Lafosse.

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Added by AmericanCinematheque on October 31, 2012