The Belgian filmmaking team of brothers Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne turned heads with Rosetta, an intense vérité drama that closely follows a poor young woman struggling to hold on to a job to support herself and her alcoholic mother.
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A very compelling character study. This is my 2nd Dardenne bros film and I gotta say I'm very impressed! I love their general realistic style and their shooting style is just incredible. The acting in this is amazing, and the ending packs a huge punch. Perhaps not as emotionally moved as I was by Le Promesse but that doesn't mean that isn't still incredibly moving! 5 stars! Can't wait to see more by them!
Winner of the 1999 Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne's ROSETTA follows an impoverished young woman's desperate attempts to eke out a living and take care of her perpetually drunken mother at any cost. Feverish & beautifully sparse, the brothers Dardenne drop us squarely into Rosetta's desperate POV. Features a tremendously raw central performance by Émelie Dequenne.
Rosetta (1999) is a Belgian film that won the Golden Palm and the Best Actress award at Cannes. My review discusses how the Dardenne brothers choose their subjects, write their original screenplays, and make amazing thought-provoking films, one after the other. My full review is at http://moviessansfrontiers.blogspot.in/2017/11/215-belgian-directors-jean-pierre-and.html
Want to give it five, and I don't know what could be holding me back. Maybe its what makes the film great - that it clings itself to a character so adamantly. Many moments in this film warrant a "ca c'est du cinema!" exclamation If you want to see an entire world pass before your eyes in the course of 93 minutes, here is your ticket. Not poverty porn, as it embraces genuine intellectual contradiction. Emilie!