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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Committed Cinema: The Films of Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne

Today I received a copy of a new book entitled Committed Cinema: The Films of Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne. It is the first English-language book to study the work of these great filmmakers in depth, and it contains a number of essays, articles and interviews with the brothers, covering their career from La promesse to The Silence of Lorna. Within these pages, you'll find my own interview with the Dardennes, as well as interviews conducted by Jonathan Romney and Geoff Andrew among others, and essays by notable writers such as Jonathan Rosenbaum, Manohla Dargis and the late Robin Wood. Edited by Bert Cardullo, the book is available on Amazon, and is highly recommended for anyone who has an interest in the Dardennes and their remarkable body of work.