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A SCREAMING MAN
- Todd McCarthy, indieWIRE
"Directed with great confidence...this is pure-grade art cinema!"
- Robert Koehler, Variety
"Quietly powerful! A welcome wake-up call about what's going on in the world."
- Peter Brunette, The Hollywood Reporter
Winner - FISPRESCI Prize - BFI London Film Festival
Winner - Best Belgian Actor - Belgian Oscars®
Submitted by Country - Best Foreign Film - Academy Awards®
Winner - Grand Prix (Best Film) - Montreal World Film Festival
Winner - Best European Film (Director's Fortnight) - Cannes Film Festival
Winner - Special Mention - Pesaro Film Festival
"A funny and melancholy road picture [full of] weird and wonderful characters."
- Ray Bennett, Film Journal International
"Writer-director Bouli Lanners's tale ... has all the hallmarks of our own homegrown odes to two-lane blacktops."
- Time Out New York
"The beauty of the cinematography adn the wonderous music...packs an emotional wallop."
- Jen Johans, Film Intuition
Winner - SACD Prize - Cannes Film Festival (Directors' Fortnight)
Official Selection - BFI London Film Festival
"[A] fascinating study of perseverance in the face of subhuman treatment."
- Boyd Van Hoeij, Variety
"A wonderful and important film! One of the most powerful and immediate films about illegal immigrants (from any country) to yet hit New York screens."
- James Van Maanen, Trust Movies
"A heroic central performance! The sincerity of the movie can't be denied."
- Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
"Gripping from start to finish.... A chilling, fast-moving study of a Syrian household under siege."
- Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter
"A concisely-told story that couldn't be more timely... a superbly coordinated cast, largely composed of Syrian refugees - children and young adults included - gel magnificently. Hiam Abbass offers one of her most powerful performances to date...."
- Jonathan Romney, Screen Daily
"**** For a film that exists inside such a small setting, 'In Syria" is a big film.... It's remarkably powerful and a strong piece of work from director/writer Philippe Van Leeuw."
- Charliedavid Page, Switch (Australia)
"Straddling the line between arthouse and genre, THE ARDENNES is a very strong debut, sure to challenge and reward fans on both sides of that divide."
- Todd Brown, Twitch Film
"A straight-on, lean and mean genre film from Belgium, THE ARDENNES offered one welcome surprise."
- Kent Turner, Film-Forward
"...the sort of darkly comic, take-no-prisoners genre piece in which dismembered body parts and a sudden ostrich attack are par for the course."
- Ben Kenigsberg, Variety
"Etienne as the heroine is a harmonising centre, believable, luminous, quiet-spoken, poignant."
- Financial Times
"[An] atmospheric adaptation...driven onwards by a powerful central female performance."
- Eye for Film
"Strong performances are abetted by superb technical contributions, including...a series of gorgeous period costumes."
- The Hollywood Reporter