Young Ahmed

Le jeune Ahmed Cinema of Dislocation
Director: Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Dardenne 2019 90 Minutes Ages 15+
Young Ahmed Sat 05 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 04:30pm 90mins New Farm Six Cinemas
Young Ahmed Thu 10 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 06:30pm 90mins Australian Cinémathèque GOMA

Winner of the Best Director award at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, Young Ahmed is an incisive drama about religious extremism from the acclaimed Dardenne brothers.

The teenage Ahmed, radicalised by the local imam in his small Belgian town, determines that he must murder his teacher for what he perceives as her moral crimes. In their typically understated style, the fraternal double Palme d’Or winners have constructed a suspenseful depiction of ideological fanaticism that looks at the dangers of social isolation with clear-eyed empathy and insight. Their naturalistic aesthetic and the subtle performances of the cast deliver an absorbing, deliberately unglamorous study of a community dealing with a teen boy’s dangerous alienation.


Classification:Ages 15+
Language:French, with English subtitles
Director:Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Producer:Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Denis Freyd
Cast:Idir Ben Addi, Myriem Akheddiou, Claire Bodson
Script:Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Program strand:Cinema of Dislocation
Rights:Madman Entertainment