Cannes 2011: Poster for the Dardenne Brothers’ THE KID WITH THE BIKE

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
April 14th, 2011

This year’s Cannes Film Festival will truly have a bit of everything. For fans of blockbusters, you’ll have your time in the light with films like KUNG FU PANDA 2 and PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES. Are you a fan of huge casts? Look no further than the opening film, Woody Allen’s MIDNIGHT IN PARIS. However, there are a few films in particular that have people really buzzing.

One of them happens to be the return of Jean-Luc and Pierre Dardenne to the Croisette, THE KID WITH THE BIKE.

The film stars Cécile de France, Thomas Doret, Jérémie Renier, and Fabrizio Rongione, and follows a boy who, after being abandoned by his father at a children’s home, must deal with his own rage. Thanks to Cineart and WBImages (via The Playlist) we have a poster, a new photo, and a synopsis for the hotly-anticipated project.

The film as a whole looks fantastic, and with it being helmed by the Dardennes, this is easily one of 2011’s most interesting releases. I’m a huge fan of the filmmakers, so hopefully this thing can live up to the massive hype.  Here’s the synopsis:

"Cyril, almost 12 years, has only one idea in mind: to find his father who was temporarily placed in a children's home. He met by chance Samantha, who runs a hair salon and agrees to take him home for weekends.  But Cyril does not yet see the love that Samantha is her, this love he has yet need to appease his anger."

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