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by Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne


Lorna, is trying to get the correct papers together so she can stay in Belgium and fulfil her dream of opening a shop in Liège. Encouraged by her friend Fabio, she agrees to a marriage of convenience with a young drug addict, Claudy. Lorna hopes for his imminent demise but her dream is thwarted by Claudy’s desire to break free from his drug dependency.

international title: The Silence of Lorna
original title: Le Silence de Lorna
country: France, Belgium, Italy
sales agent: Celluloid Dreams
year: 2007
genre: fiction
directed by: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
release date: BE 27/08/2008, FR 27/08/2008, DE 09/10/2008, NL 16/10/2008, UK 17/10/2008, ES 30/07/2010
screenplay: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
cast: Arta Dobroshi, Jérémie Renier, Fabrizio Rongione
cinematography by: Alain Marcoen
film editing: Marie-Hélène Dozo
art director: Igor Gabriel
producer: Denis Freyd, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Andrea Occhipinti
production: Archipel 35, Les Films du Fleuve, ARTE France Cinéma, Lucky Red, RTBF - Radio Télévision Belge de la Communauté Française
backing: Centre du Cinéma de la Communauté française de Belgique, Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC), Eurimages, Wallimage
distributor: Diaphana Distribution, Cinéart, Lucky Red, Vértigo Films


main awards/selection

Lux Prize 2008 of European Parliament 
Cannes 2008 Official Competition
Bset Script

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