Tori et Lokita

Poignant drama by two-time Golden Palm winners Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (Le Gamin Au Vélo, L'Enfant) about the plight of two young African refugees in Belgium.

Please note that this film is in French, with Dutch subtitles.
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The refugees Tori and Lokita, a little boy and adolescent girl, have fled religious violence in Africa. After pretending to Belgian authorities they are brother and sister, in the hope of increasing their odds for legal working papers, their lie becomes the truth, as they fiercely protect each other while navigating a host of dangers.  

For thirty years, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne have sustained and revitalized the cinematic tradition of humanistic, politically engaged neorealist filmmaking. Here, with rigour and without a trace of sentimentality, the Dardennes portray a society that ruthlessly exploits children while, simultaneously, inspiring us with the indisputable power of unconditional love. (source: Telluride Film Festival)

Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, Belgium, 2021, 88 min. French spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Pablo Schils, Joely Mbundu, Alban Ukaj, Tijmen Govaerts.