Belgian directors Jean-Pierre (left) and Luc Dardenne receive the best director prize for Young Ahmed at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France. They compare the Islamic radicalism they depict in the film with the fanaticism of the Catholic Church’s Inquisition. Photo: AFP

Dardenne brothers on Young Ahmed, their portrait of radical Islam and teenage angst that won Cannes prize

  • Story of a 13-year-old boy drawn to Islamic extremism won the Belgian brothers the best director prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival
  • ‘Hopefully we made a film which does not judge,’ says Luc Dardenne. The film will be part of the Festival de Cannes Film Week in Hong Kong this month
Topic |   European films

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Belgian directors Jean-Pierre (left) and Luc Dardenne receive the best director prize for Young Ahmed at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France. They compare the Islamic radicalism they depict in the film with the fanaticism of the Catholic Church’s Inquisition. Photo: AFP
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French designer Pierre Cardin is the subject of new documentary House of Cardin that examines his work, his sexuality, and his work in China, Russia and Japan. Photo: House of Cardin/The Ebersole Hughes Company

House of Cardin, a film on fashion designer Pierre Cardin, looks at his love for China, sexuality and close ties with Christian Dior

  • The new documentary explores the life of Pierre Cardin, one of the first fashion designers to recognise the importance of the Asian market
  • Cardin, at the age of 97, was on hand at the Venice Film Festival to promote the film last month
Topic |   Fashion

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French designer Pierre Cardin is the subject of new documentary House of Cardin that examines his work, his sexuality, and his work in China, Russia and Japan. Photo: House of Cardin/The Ebersole Hughes Company
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