Magazine article Screen International

Dardenne Brothers Re-Edit Cannes Drama 'The Unknown Girl'

Magazine article Screen International

Dardenne Brothers Re-Edit Cannes Drama 'The Unknown Girl'

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The Dardenne brothers have re-edited their Cannes competition entry, The Unknown Girl (La Fille Inconnue).

Speaking to Screen, the double Palme D'Or winning brothers confirmed that they had originally planed to make some very minor changes to their tenth feature film post-Cannes but, after consultation with their editor, decided to make more extensive cuts.

They have made an additional 32 new edits to the film, which is now seven minutes shorter than its original Cannes version.

The Unknown Girl, starring Adèle Haenel as a young doctor who has a crisis of conscience following the death of a young woman, received mixed to positive reviews after its premiere in Cannes in May.

Luc Dardenne acknowledged that the changes have been partly influenced by critics.

"There are several critics who are also friends who liked it a lot but thought there were certain places in the film that didn't work very well," Luc said. …

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