Lorna's Silence (2009) From the outstanding Belgian filmmakers Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne ( Rosetta ), here's another closely observed, sociologically astute, and amazingly naturalistic drama about moral compromise… 2009-07-31 R PT105M Drama Arta Dobroshi Jeremie Renier Sony Pictures Classics
Movie Review

Lorna's Silence (2009)

MPAA Rating: R
THE PRICE OF CITIZENSHIP Arta Dobroshi in Lorna's Silence
Image credit: Christine Plenus
THE PRICE OF CITIZENSHIP Arta Dobroshi in Lorna's Silence
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Limited Release: Jul 31, 2009; Rated: R; Length: 105 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Arta Dobroshi and Jeremie Renier; Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

From the outstanding Belgian filmmakers Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne (Rosetta), here's another closely observed, sociologically astute, and amazingly naturalistic drama about moral compromise as a by-product of economic need. Lorna, an Albanian woman living in Belgium (played by the captivating Arta Dobroshi), sets out to achieve her capitalist dream of opening a snack bar with her Albanian boyfriend by letting a mobster broker a sham marriage to a local junkie (Jérémie Renier) for Belgian citizenship. As she ditches him to wed a Russian thug willing to pay big for his own legal 
entrée, Lorna's Silence becomes a stunning study of 
one desperate woman's conscience. A–

Originally posted Jul 29, 2009 Published in issue #1059 Aug 07, 2009 Order article reprints