The Kid with a Bike

Film/Video

Images courtesy of IFC Films

The Kid with a Bike

Exclusive Columbus Engagement
Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, 2011

Wex at Gateway

Join us at the Gateway Film Center (located in the South Campus Gateway, just three blocks to our south) where we program a different exceptional independent or international title for a run of at least two weeks each month. Wexner Center members pay member pricing for all Wex at Gateway screenings—and save on most other movies at Gateway too.

Fri, Apr 20, 2012Thu, May 3, 2012
Repeats every day until Thu May 03 2012 .

“An edge-of-your-seat emotional roller-coaster ride about ordinary people… it’s sometimes terrifying, often heart-rending and completely worth it.”—Salon.com

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and Golden Globe nominee for Best Foreign Film, the deeply moving new film from the Dardenne brothers (The Son, Lorna’s Silence) delves into the emotional life of troubled 11-year-old Cyril (played by terrific newcomer Thomas Doret). When his father (played by Dardennes’ regular Jérémie Renier) abandons him, Cyril obsessively tries to find his bicycle—after all, his father must have cared about him enough not to sell that off, he reasons. Almost by accident, he becomes the ward of a kind hairdresser (Cécile de France, Haut Tension, Hereafter), a woman who seems surprised to find herself so determined to help him. With his wild, unpredictable behavior and his disastrous search for father figures, Cyril risks losing her—though she refuses to give up without a fight. Full of heartbreaking betrayals and unexpected grace, The Kid with a Bike is a film about a child, abandoned to the elements, learning to become good. The Dardennes—among the great filmmakers of our time—have created another poetic, universally resonant drama about parents, children, and moral responsibility. (87 mins., digital presentation)

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