L’enfant

(Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne, 2005). An infant is born into this world. His parents are homeless minors. The father, Bruno, a feckless hand-to-mouth street hustler, casually sells the baby to black-market traffickers and then, astonished by his girlfriend's hysterical reaction, must scramble to recover the child. As the Dardennes’ Rosetta suggested a Marxist remake of Bresson's Mouchette, so their second Palme d'Or triumph, L'Enfant, revisits Bresson's more abstract Pickpocket in its saga of crime and punishment.
Wed., May 27, 6:15 p.m.; Thu., May 28, 4 p.m.; Sat., May 30, 8:30 p.m., 2009

 
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