At about 11, the stubborn and impulsive Cyril seems on his way to delinquency: he has no mother and his father, wanting a new life without him, leaves him in a children’s home. Undaunted, he searches for his father, wanting him and also his bike. Samantha, a hairdresser Cyril happens upon, helps him and offers him a home for the weekends. But he remains aloof and, once he’s got his bike back, he gets involved with a young crook. His future does not look promising.
The directors draw wonderful performances from their entire cast, but Belgian actor Thomas Doret excels as the conflicted Cyril. No wonder this affecting and gripping drama won the Grand Prize of the Jury at the Cannes Film Festival.
Belgium : 87mins : 2011 : Subtitles : Certificate ‘12’
Directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne
+ THE COMPUTER SAYS NO!
UK : 10mins : 2019
Directed by Paul Rodriguez
Gary needs to file his accounts or risk a big fine. But his computer is playing up an ways he could never have imagined and to fix it will test him to the limit.