At The Wall Street Journal on Jean Pierre and Luc Dardennes and The Kid With a Bike

The story on the story is here,

The story on the story is simply that the Dardennes are among my favorite filmmakers, (other folks seem to like them too, such as the jury at the Cannes Film Festival), and The Kid With a Bike ranks among their best.  The interesting thing is that although their films are so coiled and their characters so driven, the brothers are garrulous, cheerful and borderline ebullient.  On the other hand they said that they liked writing about characters who are obsessed and whose obsessions save them.

It was a 30 minute interview and required a translator and it was with both brothers, thus our time expired quickly.  I would have loved to ask them about the author Herman Melville.


About jmartin437

I've worked in and around the world of high end cheese for 27 years. I've been everything from a department manager who hired and fired and trained staffs to a weekend warrior who shows up ties on an apron the middle of a rush and talks to customers and cleans up the place. I enjoy it all, and I especially like my current situation conducting informal seminars about cheese at area bars and in class at the 92nd St. Y. The current schedule is always up at In addition I conduct private events that are perfect to lead off birthday parties for foodies and sommeliers and also they make great entertainment for corporate team building events and associates meetings at law firms. In addition, I've been a freelance journalist for 27 years. Currently my profiles of leading musicians and filmmakers appear in the Wall Street Journal and I also wrote about sports for the Root, and for five loooong years, which included the entirety of the Isiah Thomas Knicks era, I wrote about the NBA for the New York Sun. I enjoyed writing about basketball so much that I now do it here at rotations for free.
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