The Unknown Girl
La Fille inconnue
2016, Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne, Belgium/France, 113 min. With Adèle Haenel, Olivier Bonnaud.
- Sun, Mar 12th 3:00pm
- Wed, Mar 15th 6:00pm
“A seamless fit within a cinematic universe of micro-portraiture defined by its dramatic restraint and integrity, compassionate insight and psychological credibility.” — David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter
A tired doctor’s omission in failing to open her door to a frantic caller one night after hours sets off a chain of events that include murder in this latest engaging social realist drama by Belgium’s acclaimed Dardenne brothers (TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT; THE KID WITH A BIKE). In a working method effectively refined over three decades, the directors shape the story as a single-minded quest. Wracked with guilt when a tragedy unfolds seemingly through her oversight, Jenny (Haenel), an upwardly mobile and newly licensed physician with an attractive offer from a swanky suburban clinic, turns her attention instead to a disenfranchised community of immigrants and public aid recipients to search out the fate of her unknown caller. In French with English subtitles. Courtesy of IFC Films. DCP digital. (BS)