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Our Children

Our Children

by Joachim Lafosse

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The horrors of motherhood

Review: Our Children

The horrors of motherhood

The fifth feature-length film of Belgian director Joachim Lafosse continues the director’s exploration of limits and fractured families. 


Interview: Joachim Lafosse • Director


Our Children was presented in the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival, where Emilie Dequenne won the best actress award. 

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international title: Our Children
original title: A perdre la raison
country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland
sales agent: Les Films du Losange
year: 2012
directed by: Joachim Lafosse
screenplay: Thomas Bidegain, Joachim Lafosse, Matthieu Reynaert
cast: Émilie Dequenne, Niels Arestrup, Tahar Rahim, Stéphane Bissot, Mounia Raoui, Baya Belal, Nathalie Boutefeu

main awards/selection

Cannes Film Festival 2012Un Certain Regard, Best actress (Emilie Dequenne)
Cabourg Film Festival 2012
Karlovy Vary Film Festival 2012
La Rochelle Film Festival 2012
Paris Cinéma 2012
New Horizons Film Festival 2012
Zurich Film Festival 2012
Hamburg Film Festival 2012
New York Film Festival 2012
São Paulo International Film Festival 2012
Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 2012
Göteborg International Film Festival 2013
Portland International Film Festival 2013
CPH PIX 2013

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