It seems like we’ve heard about this film for years, but Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne‘s The Kid With a Bike is finally hitting stateside next month. We’ve praised the drama at both NYFF and Cannes and now a new trailer has arrived to go along with the release. This piece shows off a poetic side, with some gorgeous music running throughout. Starring Cécile de France, Thomas Doret, Jérémie Renier, Fabrizio Rongione, Egon Di Mateo and Olivier Gourmet, Bike is another knock-out from the Dardennes, featuring wonderfully realized relationships and stirring performances. Check out the new trailer and poster below via Apple.
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, 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 (Jeremie Renier) abandons him, Cyril obsessively tries to find his bicycle– after all, his father must have cared about him enough not to sell that off, he reasons. Almost by accident, he becomes the ward of a kind hairdresser (Cecile de France), a woman 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.
The Kid With a Bike hits theaters March 16th, 2012.
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