As TrustMovies looks back on the work of Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, the Belgian brothers who, every three years, give us another quietly devastating film -- The Child (2002), The Son (2002), Rosetta (1999) and The Promise (1996) -- a sense is felt of slightly diminishing returns. The proceeds are particularly thin in their newest, LORNA'S SILENCE, made in 2008 but only now receiving a release in the U.S. and so still part of the brothers' consistent three-year cycle. (This writer/director pair has made a number of other films, long and short, prior to those listed here, and has concurrently acted as producer on other projects during its career. But it was The Promise, released thirteen years ago, that placed the duo on the art film radar, where it has remained in high regard ever since.)
Lorna's Silence, released via Sony Pictures Classics, opens this Friday, July 31,
in New York Cityat the
Lincoln Plaza Cinemas
and the Cinema Village
and in Los Angeles area
at the Laemmle Royal in West L.A.,
Laemmle Playhouse 7, Pasadena.
Laemmle Town Center Five, Encino
and Edwards Westpark 8, Irvine.
are from the film Lorna's Silence.)