BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober
Internasjonal fiksjon

Lorna's Silence

Le silence de Lorna
Belgia/ 2008/ 1 t. 45 min.
Arta Dobroshi, Jérémie Renier, Fabrizio Rongione
Luc og Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Luc og Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Alain Marcoen
Luc og Jean-Pierre Dardenne og Denis Freyd
Love and/or marriage in modern Europe


Albanian Lorna lives in Belgium and dreams of opening her own snack bar with her boyfriend Sokol who lives and works in Germany. As part of a complicated ploy to achieve money and citizenship, Lorna, in arrangement with local gangster Fabio, agrees to marry Claudy, a junky battling to quit heroin. The plan is for Lorna to stay married to Claudy for as long as she needs to obtain Belgian citizenship, whereupon Fabio will help fake Claudy's suicide and make it look like a heroin overdose. However, problems arise when Lorna starts to sympathize with Claudy.

Luc og Jean-Pierre Dardenne

Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (b. 1951 & 1954) are among the most respected and critically acclaimed directors in European cinema. Since their international breakthrough with THE PROMISE (1996), they've made films such as ROSETTA (1999), THE SON (2001) and THE CHILD (2005). Among many prestigious awards, the brothers have won the Palme d'Or at Cannes twice, for ROSETTA and THE CHILD.