For three months, the Dardenne brothers investigated independent local radio stations in Belgium, France, Italy and Switzerland.
“Leçons d’une université volante is a quintet of short interviews with Belgian immigrants from communist Poland. The Dardennes have said one of the reasons they made documentaries was to gather people together and build communities of workers, immigrants, and activists.
John, a TV director, runs at a frantic pace between the programme he is working on and Sophie, the woman he loves: a tale of speed.
Roger uses his son Igor to ruthlessly traffic and exploit undocumented immigrants. When one of the immigrants is killed, Igor is guilt-ridden and wants to care for the dead man's family against his father’s orders.
Every day Rosetta leaves for the front – which means she searches for work, for a job that she finds, loses, finds again, is taken from her, that she gets back. She's obsessed by the fear of vanishing, the shame of being a misfit.
At the centre of Le fils, we find Olivier, a shop teacher, who is asked to admit Francis to his class, a teenager who wants to learn woodworking.
The film follows Sandra, a young woman assisted by her husband, who has only one weekend to convince her colleagues to give up their bonuses so that she can keep her job.
“Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s new feature film delves into the complex character of Ahmed, an enigmatic 13-year-old boy who is determined to commit murder, spurred on by his religious convictions.
In Belgium today, a young boy and an adolescent girl who have travelled alone from Africa pit their invincible friendship against the cruel conditions of their exile.