Film Festival: Cannes: Special 75th Anniversary Award to the Dardenne Brothers


    A special prize was awarded in Cannes for the anniversary year. The Belgian filmmakers Jean-Pierre and Luc can now be happy about the award.

    Belgian filmmakers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne have been awarded a special prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

    The award is given specifically for this anniversary year, said jury president Vincent Lindon. The Dardenne brothers have already been invited to Cannes with many films and have twice won the main prize, the Palme d’Or (1999: “Rosetta”, 2005: “The Child”). This year her film “Tori and Lokita” was in competition.

    The work tells of the young migrants Tori and Lokita, who met while fleeing and are now pretending to be siblings in order to enable Lokita (Joely Mbundu) to obtain residence status in Belgium. But the authorities don’t recognize this, and Lokita is in danger of having to go back. To earn money, the two work nights as drug couriers. Finally, Lokita agrees to a job that will end disastrously.