The Kid With A Bike

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About The Kid With A Bike

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and a Golden Globe nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, the deeply moving new film by the Dardenne brothers (L’enfant, Rosetta) delves into the emotional life of troubled 11-year-old Cyril (newcomer Thomas Doret). When his father (Jérémie Renier) abandons him, Cyril obsessively searches for his bicycle - placing his last bit of hope in this symbol of their relationship. Almost by accident, he becomes the ward of a kind hairdresser (Cécile de France - Clint Eastwood’s HEREAFTER), who seems surprised to find herself so determined to help him. With his wild, unpredictable behavior and his disastrous search for father figures, Cyril risks losing her - though she refuses to give up without a fight. Full of heartbreaking betrayals and unexpected grace, THE KID WITH A BIKE is a film about a child, abandoned to the elements, learning to become good.

Acclaim

"A quietly rapturous film about love and redemption."
Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
"A wonderfully human and humane story."
Betsy Sharkey, The Los Angeles Times
"The Dardenne brothers have made yet another movie that does what Hollywood used to do - keep us rapt, and leave us grateful."
Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal
"GRADE A! SUPERB!"
Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"MAGNIFICENT. One of the most compelling spectacles you'll see this year. The Dardennes can justly be regarded as without peer."
Gavin Smith, Film Comment

Awards

Official Selection
Telluride Film Festival 2011
Winner - Grand Prix
Cannes Film Festival 2011
Official Selection
Toronto International Film Festival 2011
Winner - Best Screenplay
European Film Awards
Nominee - Best Foreign Language Film
The Golden Globes
Official Selection
Chicago International Film Festival
Official Selection
New York Film Festival
Nominee - Best Foreign Language Film
Independent Spirit Awards
Winner - Best Screenplay
AFI Fest
Official Selection
European Union Film Festival D.C.
Official Selection
San Francisco New French Cinema Festival
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The Kid With A Bike
BE | 2012 | U | 87 min
Mar 16, 2012

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