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Lumiere Fest Honors the Dardenne Brothers’ Career of Uncompromising Realism

Guy Lodge Film CriticWhen Jean-Luc and Pierre Dardenne won the Palme d’Or for “Rosetta” in 1999 — upending such hotly fancied contenders as Pedro Almodovar’s “All About My Mother” — it wasn’t exactly an out-of-nowhere arrival.

The Belgian brothers were already in their mid-forties, having begun their career in documentary filmmaking 20 years before, and had already enjoyed a fiction breakthrough with 1996’s award-winning “La Promesse.”But it felt like an invigorating new wave all the same..

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