Young Ahmed

2019 / 84' / Belgium / In French and Arabic with Chinese and English subtitles / Color

★ Best Director Award, Cannes Film Festival

★ Directed by Jean-Pierre andLuc Dardenne two-time winners of the Palme d'Or.

★ An exploration of the darkness of human nature.

★ Can humanity overcome dogma? Can Ahmed be considered "healed"?

In today’s Belgium, the destiny of 13- year old young Ahmed, is caught between his imam's ideals of purity and life's temptations. How can the love of life win over his desire to put someone to death?

Cast: Idir Ben Addi, Olivier Bonnaud, Myriem Akheddiou

Dir: Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne

About the director
Belgian senior director partners Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne began filmmaking in the 1970s. In 2000, they won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival with the film Rosetta, and again in 2005 with The Child. This year, Young Ahmed won them Best Director at Cannes. The main characters in their works are mostly humble figures at the bottom of society. In recent years, the work The Unknown Girl has also received many good reviews.

Ticketing for film screenings will start from 30 November (Sat), 10 am at the ticket office of Cinematheque.Passion as well as our official website.