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
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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