A Muslim teenager in a small Belgian town has been radicalized by his Imam despite the desperate protestations of his single mother, and winds up hatching a murderous plot targeting his beloved teacher.
The Dardenne Brothers won the Best Director award at Cannes for this beautifully rendered character study, featuring an extraordinary performance from Idir Ben Addi. In line with their body of social realism, Young Ahmed is an empathetic look at the humanity behind a sensationalized subject.
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Yeşim Ustaoğlu, 1999, Turkey
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Jean-Pierre Dardenne,Luc Dardenne, 1996, Belgium
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States