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Paris — Traditionally applauded by international critics, Belgian directors Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne took note of the critical feedback which their medical drama “The Unknown Girl” earned at Cannes and decided to re-edit the feature before its theatrical release, Variety has confirmed.
The brothers, who have won the Palme d’Or twice (for “L’enfant” and “Rosetta”), said they decided to make changes to the film following the world premiere in competition at Cannes.
The edited version of “The Unknown Girl” is seven minutes shorter and includes as many as 32 changes, according to ScreenDaily which first reported the story.
“The Unknown Girl” stars Adele Haenel as a doctor who sets off to uncover the identity of a patient who died after she was refused surgery.
The movie was produced by the Dardennes brothers’ Les Films du Fleuve, Savage Film and Paris-based Archipel 35. Wild Bunch handles international sales on “The Unknown Girl »
- Elsa Keslassy
Much has been made about Amazon having an unprecedented five pics across the Cannes Official Selection, but so do Belgian filmmakers the Dardennes brothers. A key difference being that the venerable brothers, who direct and produce movies together, have also helmed one of the five titles bowing in Cannes under their Les Films du Fleuve label. They are among a handful of auteurs who have won the Palme d’Or twice.
In this, a banner year, Les Films du Fleuve produced the Dardennes’ new drama, “The Unknown Girl,” and co-produced Romanian director Cristian Mungiu’s “Graduation” and Ken Loach’s “I, Daniel Blake,” all in competition, plus Italian noir “Pericles the Black Man” and French costumer “The Dancer,” both in Un Certain Regard.
Their Cannes clout stands as testimony to the force of cross-border European production as a means to counter Amazon and Netflix.
It also means “The Unknown Girl »
- Carole Horst
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