Masterclass with Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne: “A film is the result of the shooting process”

What would you do when two awesome filmmakers such as Jean-Pierre Dardenne (b. 1951) and Luc Dardenne (b. 1954), a.k.a. the Dardenne brothers, are scheduled to be in Brussels – only miles from home – to host a masterclass about their working methods, their films and their achievements? You just go, it’s that simple. After all, they rank among the world’s most renowned screenwriters and film directors, not only considering their long list of achievements and being the absolute favorites at the Cannes Film Festival for the past two decades (which earned them two Golden Palms, the Grand Prize of the Jury and the Best Screenplay Award, among others), but also – and most importantly – because of their entire body of work which up until now is flawless. Period.

Their first Golden Palm for “Rosetta” (1999) opened a lot of doors: it was their introduction to a worldwide audience. On top of that, Émilie Dequenne who made her screen debut at age seventeen portraying the title character, earned the Best Actress Award in Cannes, and instantly became une grande dame, one of the most prominent and versatile leading ladies in French cinema.

The hour-long masterclass was an in-depth introduction to a Dardenne film retrospective at Flagey, Brussels, with “Rosetta“ being shown later in the evening. It would have been great if Ms. Dequenne could have been there to join the Dardenne brothers, but residing in Paris and being one of the most sought-after actresses in France since “Rosetta,” were the main reasons why the Belgian-born actress wasn’t available. Her leading man in “Rosetta” was, though: Fabrizio Rongione, who appeared in several other Dardenne pictures too, including as Marion Cotillard’s husband in “Deux jours, une nuit” (2014, a.k.a. “Two Days, One Night”).

“Rosetta” was in the same, grim realist mould as the Dardennes’ earlier “La Promesse” (a.k.a. “The Promise,” 1996); it, too, offered a glimmer of hope through the prospect of friendship. And like many of the Dardenne pictures, “Rosetta” was set in and around their hometown of Seraing, Belgium, with Rosetta, a seventeen-year-old girl, living with her hardened and hopeless mother in a dreary trailer camp on the outskirts of Seraing, whose ultimate goal is to have a normal life, with a regular 9-to-5 employment. The film won several awards in Europe and the U.S., including many kudos for actress Émilie Dequenne. “Rosetta” was released to an overwhelmingly positive reception by the mainstream press and critics worldwide, including in the U.S.

In its May 24, 1999, review, Variety noted the film was ‘anchored by a performance of grim determination and almost feral instincts from its lead actress, [and] “Rosetta” is an extremely small European art movie from Belgian brothers Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne that will alienate as many viewers as it wins over.” During its U.S. opening weekend of merely two screens in New York, the film grossed over twenty thousand dollars.

Although their films always deal with serious subjects, here are Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne as they really are, with a great sense of humor. Photograph: Leo Verswijver

When The New York Times published their ’25 best films of the 21st century so far’ last June, their list, topped by Paul Thomas Anderson’s “There Will Be Blood” (2007), also included Dardenne’s “L’enfant” (a.k.a. “The Child,” 2006), ranking at number fourteen. The film earned the Dardennes their second Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival, putting them in an elite club, at the time, of only seven filmmakers to do so. Hand-held cameras and the use of available light are some of their films’ trademarks.

Talking about “Rosetta” at Flagey, Luc Dardenne said, “Rosetta is a girl who doesn’t know what her next day will look like. Due to her limited resources, she has no real prospects in life. So we wanted to write her story and see how the audience was willing to follow her journey within the time frame of the film. We wanted to make sure they would get in touch with Rosetta’s feelings, with her emotions. On the set, the camera was not the most crucial component in her story: we made sure the camera wouldn’t be aware of what was going to happen in her life. It was as if the camera was only watching what was happening in Rosetta’s life. That’s a working method we discussed with Émilie, the entire cast, the crew, everybody on the set. Then you get a glimpse of Rosetta’s real feelings and emotions in each scene, sometimes without being aware you’ll be able to capture them on film.”

Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne as you rarely see them: they burst out laughing at their masterclass at Flagey, Brussels, introducing their film retrospective. Photograph: Leo Verswijver

His brother Jean-Luc added, “Sometimes you’d have the perfect moment a little bit too soon, or just too late. We had to find a perfect balance to make sure that Rosetta would to be a real character – a real human being, and not just a character you only watch on the screen. There’s also a reason why the film ends with a close-up of Rosetta. Her face is extremely important and it helps if the shooting of your film is more important than the editing, because a film is basically the result of the shooting process.”

Brussels, Belgium
November 14, 2017

The theatrical trailer of “Rosetta,” with English-language subtitles

1. FILMS (AS SCREENWRITERS – DIRECTORS)

FALSCH (1987) DIR – SCR Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne CAM Walther Van den Ende, Yves Vandermeeren ED Denise Vindevogel MUS Jan Franssen, Jean-Marie Billy CAST Bruno Cremer, Jacqueline Bollen, Nicole Colchat, Christian Crahay, Millie Dardenne, Bérangère Dautun, John Dobrynine

JE PENSE À VOUS (1992) DIR – SCR Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne PROD Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Dirk Impens, Claude Waringo, Jean-Luc Ormières CAM Giorgos Arvanitis ED Ludo Troch, Denise Vindevogel MUS Wim Mertens CAST Robin Renucci, Fabienne Babe, Gil Lagay, Pietro Pizzuti, Angélique Astgen

LA PROMESSE (1996) DIR – SCR Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne PROD Luc Dardenne, Hassen Daldoul, Claude Waringo CAM Alain Marcoen ED Marie-Hélène Dozo MUS Jean-Marie Billy, Denis M’Punga CAST Jérémie Renier, Olivier Gourmet, Assita Ouedraogo, Jean-Michel Balthazar, Frédéric Bodson

ROSETTA (1999) DIR – SCR Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne PROD Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Arlette Zylberberg, Laurent Pétin, Michèle Pétin CAM Alain Marcoen ED Marie-Hélène Dozo MUS Jean-Pierre Cocco CAST Émilie Dequenne, Fabrizio Rongione, Anne Yernaux, Olivier Gourmet, Bernard Marbaix, Frédéric Bodson

LE FILS, a.k.a. THE SON (2002) DIR – SCR Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne PROD Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Denis Freyd CAM Alain Marcoen ED Marie-Hélène Dozo CAST Olivier Gourmet, Morgan Marinne, Isabella Soupart, Nassim Hassaïni, Kevin Leroy, Félicien Pitsaer, Rémy Renaud

L’ENFANT, a.k.a. THE CHILD (2005) DIR – SCR Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne PROD Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Denis Freyd CAM Alain Marcoen ED Marie-Hélène Dozo CAST Jérémie Renier, Déborah François, Jérémie Segard, Fabrizio Rongione, Olivier Gourmet, Anne Gerard, Bernard Marbaix

CHACUN SON CINÉMA OU CE PETIT COUP AU COEUR QUAND LA LUMIÈRE S’ÉTEINT ET QUE LE FILM COMMENCE, a.k.a. TO EACH HIS OWN CINEMA (2007) DIR Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne [segment ‘Dans l’Obscurité’]; other segments by Theodoros Angelopoulos, Olivier Assayas, Billie August, Jane Campion, Youssef Chahine, Kaige Chen, Michael Cimino, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, David Cronenberg, Manoel de Oliviera, Raymond Depardon, Atom Egoyan, Amos Gitai, Hsiao-Hsien Hou, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Aki Kaurismäki, Abbas Kiarostami, Takeshi Kitano, Andrey Konchalovskiy, Claude Lelouch, Ken Loach, David Lynch, Nanni Moretti, Roman Polanski, Raoul Ruiz, Walter Salles, Elia Suleiman, Ming-liang Tsai, Gus Van Sant, Lars von Trier, Wim Wenders, Kar-Wai Wong, Yimou Zhang PROD Denis Carot, Robert Benmussa, Sandrine Brauer, Laura Briand, Rachel Curl, Gilles Ciment, Sergei Davidoff, Gilles Jacob, Aki Kaurismäki, Takeshi Kitano, Serge Lalou, Marie Masmonteil, Masayuki Mori, Rebecca O’Brien, Jacky Yee Wah Pang, Roman Polanski, Katrine Sahlstrøm, Alain Sarde, Vincent Wang, Corinne Golden Weber, Kar-Wai Wong, Takio Yoshida SCR Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne [segment ‘Dans l’Obscurité’], Manoel de Oliviera, Atom Egoyan, Olivier Assayas, William Chang, Amos Gitai, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Aki Kaurismäki, Andrey Konchalovskiy, Nanni Moretti, War-Wai Wong, Yimou Zhang, Jingzhi Zou CAM Marc-André Batigne, Jacques Bouquin, Inti Briones, Dirk Brüel, Nick de Pencier, Eric Alan Edwards, Greig Fraser, Francis Grumman, Pung-Leung Kwan, Steven Lubensky, Emmanuel Lubezki, Alain Marcoen, Ramses Marzouk, Francisco Olivera, Alessandro Pesci, Mauro Pinheiro Jr., Andreas Sinanos, Masha Solovyova, Shinzi Suzuki, Alberto Venzago, Xiaoding Zhao, Xiaoshi Zhao ED Luc Barnier, William Chang, Long Cheng, Alexandre de Franceschi, Marie-Hélène Dozo, Olga Grinshpun, François Gédigier, Takeshi Kitano, Bodil Kjærhauge, Véronique Lange, Giuseppe Leonetti, Valérie Loiseleux, Stephen Mirrione, Gabriel Reed, Susan Shipton, Yannis Tsitopoulos MUS Mark Bradshaw, Howard Shore, Mychael Danna, Eleni Karaindrou CAST Isabelle Adjani, Anouk Aimée, Josh Brolin, David Cronenberg, Émilie Dequenne, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Michael Lonsdale, Jeanne Moreau, Brooke Smith, Lars von Trier

LA SILENCE DE LORNA, a.k.a. THE SILENCE OF LORNA and LORNA’S SILENCE (2008) DIR – SCR Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne PROD Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Denis Freyd CAM Alain Marcoen ED Marie-Hélène Dozo CAST Arta Dobroshi, Jérémie Renier, Fabrizio Rongione, Alban Ukaj, Morgan Marinne, Olivier Gourmet, Anton Yakovlev, Grigori Manoukov

LE GAMIN AU VÉLO, a.k.a. THE KID WITH A BIKE (2011) DIR – SCR Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne PROD Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Denis Freyd CAM Alain Marcoen ED Marie-Hélène Dozo CAST Cécile De France, Thomas Doret, Jérémie Renier, Fabrizio Rongione, Egon Di Mateo, Olivier Gourmet, Baptiste Sornin, Samuel De Rijk, Carl Jadot

DEUX JOURS, UNE NUIT, a.k.a. TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT (2014) DIR – SCR Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne PROD Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Denis Freyd CAM Alain Marcoen ED Marie-Hélène Dozo CAST Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione, Catherine Salée, Baptiste Sornin, Pili Groye, Simon Caudry, Lara Persain, Olivier Gourmet

LA FILLE INCONNUE, a.k.a. THE UNKNOWN GIRL (2016) DIR – SCR Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne PROD Bart Van Langendonck CAM Alain Marcoen ED Marie-Hélène Dozo CAST Adèle Haenel, Olivier Bonnaud, Jérémie Renier, Louka Minnelli, Christelle Cornil, Nadège Ouedraogo, Olivier Gourmet, Fabrizio Rongione

2. FILMS (ONLY AS PRODUCERS / CO-PRODUCERS)

NOUS ÉTIONS TOUS DES NOMS D’ARBRES (1983) DIR Armand Gatti PROD Luc Dardenne CAM Armand Marco ED Olivier van Malderghem CAST John Deehan, Brendan ‘Archie’ Jeeney, Paddy Doherty, Brent Archie, Neil McCaul, Nigel Haggan

FAUTE DE SOLEIL (1995) DIR – SCR Christophe Blanc PROD Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Bertrand Gore CAM Pascale Poucet ED Mariette Gutherz MUS J. Thundres, Alan Vega CAST Christian Baltauss, Jean-Jacques Benhamou, Philippe Charrette, Jacques De la Bruneliere, Françoise Descarrega

LES SIESTES GRENADINE (1999) DIR Mahmoud Ben Mahmoud PROD Luc Dardenne, Hassen Daldoul, Saleh El Fouzen SCR Mahmoud Ben Mahmoud, Moncef Dhouib, Maryse León García CAM Gilberto Azevedo ED Kahena Attia Riveill, Karine Pourtaud, Arbi Ben Ali MUS Ismaël Lô CAST Yasmine Bahri, Hichem Rostom, Lubna Azabal, Kadhir Fardi, Issa Harrath, Jamila Chihi

LE LAIT DE LA TENDRESSE HUMAINE, a.k.a. THE MILK OF HUMAN KINDNESS (2001) DIR Dominique Cabrera PROD Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Philippe Martin SCR Dominique Cabrera, Gilles Marchand, Cécile Vargaftig CAM Hélène Louvart ED Francine Sandberg MUS Béatrice Thiriet CAST Patric Bruel, Marilyne Canto, Dominique Blanc, Sergi López, Claude Brasseur, Mathilde Seigneur, Yolande Moreau, Olivier Gourmet

STORMY WEATHER (2003) DIR Sólveig Anspach PROD Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Baltasar Kormákur, Patrick Sobelman SCR Sólveig Anspach, Roger Bohbot, Cécile Vargaftig, Pierre-Erwan Guillaume CAM Benoît Dervaux ED Anne Riegel MUS Alexandre Desplat CAST Élodie Bouchez, Didda Jónsdóttir, Baltasar Kormákur, Ingvar E. Sigurðsson, Christophe Sermet, Natan Cogan

LE MONDE VIVANT, a.k.a. THE LIVING WORLD (2003) DIR – SCR Eugène Green PROD Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Martine de Clermont-Tonnerre, Claude Berda CAM Raphaël O’Byrne ED Benoit De Clerck, Xiaoxing Cheng CAST Christelle Prot, Alexis Loret, Adrien Michaux, Laurène Cheilan, Achille Trocellier, Marin Charvet

LE SOLEIL ASSASSINÉ, a.k.a. THE SUN ASSASSINATED (2003) DIR Abdelkrim Bahloul PROD Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Martine de Clermont-Tonnerre SCR Abdelkrim Bahloul, Charlotte Guigue, Jean-Pierre Péroncel-Hugoz CAM Charles Van Damme ED Pierre Didier, Jacques Witta MUS Jean-Marie Sénia CAST Charles Berling, Mehdi Dehbi, Ouassini Embarek, Clothilde de Bayser, Abbes Zahmani, Julia Maraval, Lofti Abdelli

LE COUPERET, UK title THE AXE, US title THE AX (2005) DIR Costa-Gavras PROD Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Michèle Ray-Gavras, José María Morales SCR Costa-Gavras, Jean-Claude Grumberg (novel by Donald E. Westlake) CAM Patrick Blossier ED Yannick Kergoat MUS Armand Amar CAST José Garcia, Karin Viard, Christa Monfils, Ulrich Tukur, Olivier Gourmet, Yolande Moreau, Dieudonné Kabongo Bashila, Olga Grumberg, John Landis, Romain Gavras

MON COLONEL, a.k.a. THE COLONEL (2006) DIR Laurent Herbiet PROD Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Costa-Gavras, Michèle Ray-Gavras, Salem Brahimi SCR Laurent Herbiet, Jean-Claude Grumberg (story by Costa-Gavras, novel by Francis Zamponi) CAM Patrick Blossier ED Nicole Berckmans MUS Armand Amar CAST Olivier Gourmet, Robinson Stévenin, Cécile De France, Charles Aznavour, Bruno Solo, Éric Caravaca, Guillaume Gallienne, Georges Siatidis

VOUS ÊTES DE LA POLICE? (2007) DIR Romuald Beugnon PROD Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Jérôme Bleitrach, Emmanuel Agneray, Olivier Bronckart SCR Romuald Beugnon, Benjamin Leroux CAM Laurent Brunet ED Erika Haglund MUS Sébastien Gaxie CAST Jean-Pierre Cassel, Philippe Nahon, Jean-Claude Brialy, Micheline Presle, Yolande Moreau, Firmine Richard, Marilyne Canto

LA PRIMA LINEA, a.k.a. THE FRONT LINE (2009) DIR Renato De Maria PROD Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Andrea Occhipinti SCR Renato De Maria, Ivan Cotroneo, Fidel Signorile, Sandro Petraglia (autobiography ‘Miccia Corte’ by Sergio Segio) CAM Gian Filippo Corticelli ED Marco Spoletini, Alfonso Perugini MUS Max Richter CAST Riccardo Scamarcio, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Fabrizio Rongione, Ario Aita, Michele Alhaique, Jacopo Maria Bicocchi

L’EXERCICE DE L’ÉTAT, a.k.a. THE MINISTER (2011) DIR – SCR – MUS Pierre Schoeller PROD Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Denis Freyd CAM Julien Hirsch ED Laurence Briaud CAST Olivier Gourmet, Michel Blanc, Zabou Breitman, Laurent Stocker, Didier Bezace, Jacques Boudet, François Chattot

DE ROUILLE ET D’OS, a.k.a. RUST AND BONE (2012) DIR Jacques Audiard PROD Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Jacques Audiard, Pascal Caucheteux, Martine Cassinelli, Alix Raynaud, Annemie Degryse SCR Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain (story by Craig Davidson) CAM Stéphane Fontaine ED Juliette Welfling MUS Alexandre Desplat CAST Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts, Armand Verdure, Céline Sallette, Corinne Masiero, Bouli Lanners, Jean-Michel Correia

DUPA DEALURI, a.k.a. AU-DELÀ DES COLLINES and BEYOND THE HILLS (2012) DIR Cristian Mungiu PROD Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Cristian Mungiu, Grégoire Sorlat, Pascal Caucheteux, Vincent Maraval SCR Cristian Mungiu (novels by Tatiana Niculescu-Bran) CAM Oleg Mutu ED Mircea Olteanu CAST Cosmina Stratan, Cristina Flutur, Valeriu Andriuta, Dana Tapalaga, Catalina Harabagiu, Gina Tandura, Vica Agache, Nora Covali, Dionisie Vitcu

MARINA (2013) DIR Stijn Coninx PROD Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Peter Bouckaert, Cristiano Bortone, Delphine Thomson SCR Stijn Coninx, Rik D’Hiet CAM Lou Berghmans ED Philippe Ravoet MUS Michelino Bisceglia CAST Matteo Simoni, Evelien Bosmans, Luigi Lo Cascio, Donatella Finocchiaro, Maité Redal, Warre Borgmans, Chris van den Durpel, Jan Bijvoet, Rocco Granata, Wim Willaert

JE FAIS LE MORT, a.k.a. PLAYING DEAD (2013) DIR Jean-Paul Salomé PROD Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Michel Saint-Jean SCR Jean-Paul Salomé, Cécile Telerman, Jérôme Tonnerre CAM Pascal Ridao ED Sylvie Lager MUS Bruno Coulais CAST François Damiens, Géraldine Nakache, Lucien Jean-Baptiste, Anne Le Ny, Jean-Marie Winling, Kévin Azaïs, Nanou Garcia

VIE SAUVAGE, a.k.a. WILD LIFE (2014) DIR Cédric Kahn PROD Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Delphine Tomson, Kristina Larsen SCR Cédric Kahn, Nathalie Najem CAM Yves Cape ED Simon Jacquet MUS Mathias Duplessy CAST Mathieu Kassovitz, Céline Sallette, David Gastou, Sofiane Neveu, Romain Depret, Jules Ritmanic, Jenna Thiam, Tara-Jay Bangalter

JOURNAL D’UNE FEMME DE CHAMBRE, a.k.a. DIARY OF A CHAMBERMAID (2015) DIR Benoît Jacquot PROD Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Guérin SCR Benoît Jacquot, Hélène Zimmer (novel by Octave Mirbeau) CAM Romain Winding ED Julia Gregory MUS Bruno Coulais CAST Léa Seydoux, Vincent Lindon, Clotilde Mollet, Hervé Pierre, Mélodie Valemberg, Vincent Lacoste

LES COWBOYS (2015) DIR Thomas Bidegain PROD Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Jan De Clercq, Annemie Degryse, Alexander Vandeputte, Arlette Zylderberg, Alain Attal, Romain Le Grand, Delphine Tomson SCR Thomas Bidegain, Noé Debré (original idea from Thomas Bidegain, Laurent Abitbol) CAM Arnaud Potier ED Géraldine Mangenot MUS Moritz Reich CAST François Damiens, Finnegan Oldfield, Agathe Dronne, Ellora Torchia, Antoine Chappey, Maxim Driesen, Jean-Louis Coulloc’h, John C. Reilly, Sam Louwyck

VIVA LA SPOSA, a.k.a. LONG LIVE THE BRIDE (2015) DIR – SCR Ascanio Celestini PROD Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Alessandra Acciai, Roberto Lombardi, Giorgio Magliulo, Arnaud Louvet, Francesca Feder SCR  CAM Luca Bigazzi ED Cecilia Zanuso MUS François Couturier CAST Ascanio Celestini, Alba Rohrwacher, Salvatore Striano, Francesco De Miranda, Veronica Cruciani, Pietro Faiella

LE FILS DE JOSEPH, a.k.a. THE SON OF JOSEPH (2016) DIR – SCR Eugène Green PROD Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Didier Jacob, Francine Jacob CAM Raphaël O’Byrne ED Valérie Loiseleux CAST Victor Ezenfis, Natacha Régnier, Fabrizio Rongione, Mathieu Amalric, Maria de Medeiros, Julia Gros de Gasquet, Jacques Bonnaffé, Eugène Green

INHEBEK HEDI, a.k.a. HEDI (2016) DIR – SCR Mohamed Ben Attia PROD Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Dora Bouchoucha, Nadim Cheikhrouha CAM Frédéric Noirhomme ED Azza Chaabouni MUS Omar Aloulou CAST Majd Mastoura, Rym Ben Messaoud, Sabah Bouzouita, Omnia Ben Ghali, Hakim Boumsaoudi

BACALAURÉAT, a.k.a. GRADUATION and FAMILY PHOTOS (2016) DIR – SCR Cristian Mungiu PROD Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Cristian Mungiu, Grégoire Sorlat, Vincent Maraval, Pascal Caucheteux, Jean Labadie CAM Tudor Vladimir Panduru ED Mircea Olteanu CAST Adrien Titieni, Maria-Victoria Dragus, Rares Andrici, Lia Bugnar, Malina Manovici, Vlad Ivanov

ACHTER DE WOLKEN (2016) DIR Cecilia Verheyden PROD Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Jean-Luc Dardenne, Peter Bouckaert SCR Michael De Cock (also play) ED Philippe Ravoet MUS Steve Willaert CAST Chris Lomme, Jo De Meyere, Charlotte De Bruyne, Katelijne Verbeke, Lucas Van den Eynde, François Beukelaers, Charlotte Anne Bongaerts

PLANETARIUM (2016) DIR Rebecca Zlotowski PROD Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Frédéric Jouve SCR Rebecca Zlotowski, Robin Campillo ED Julien Lacheray MUS Robin Coubert CAST Natalie Portman, Lily-Rose Depp, Emmanuel Salinger, Amira Casar, Pierre Salvadori, Louis Garrel, David Bennent

ESPÈCES MENACÉES, a.k.a. ENDANGERED SPECIES (2017) DIR Gilles Bourdos PROD Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Kristina Larsen SCR Gilles Bourdos, Michel Spinoza (short stories by Richard Bausch) CAM Ping Bin Lee ED Yannick Kergoat MUS Alexandre Desplat CAST Alice Issaz, Vincent Rottiers, Grégory Gadebois, Suzanne Clément, Eric Elmosnino, Alice de Lencquesaing, Christa Théret

CARNIVORES (2018) DIR Jérémie Renier, Yannick Renier PROD Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Vincent Mazel, Hugo Sélignac SCR Jérémie Renier, Yannick Renier, Bulle Decarpentries, Agnès de Sacy CAM Georges Lechaptios CAST Leïla Bekhti, Zita Hanrot, Bastien Bouillon, Johan Heldenbergh, Hiam Abbass, Octave Bossuet, Christophe Sermet

NIET SCHIETEN (2018) DIR Stijn Coninx PROD Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Peter Bouckaert, Maarten Swart SCR Stijn Coninx, Rik D’Hiet CAM Danny Elsen ED Philippe Ravoet CAST Jan Decleir, Viviane de Muynck, Mo Bakker, Kes Bakker, Jonas Van Geel, Inge Paulussen, Louis Talpe, Elke Van Mello, Ann Tuts, Lucas Van den Eynde, Nico Sturm

WELDI (2018) DIR – SCR Mohamed Ben Attia PROD Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Dora Bouchoucha Fourati, Nadim Cheikhrouha CAM Frédéric Noirhomme ED Nadia Ben Rachid CAST Imen Cherif, Mouna Mejri, Zakaria Ben Ayyed, Mohamed Dhrif