Rosetta Rosetta

Rosetta

Luc Dardenne and Jean-Pierre Dardenne

 
Rosetta (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Belgium
  • 1999
  • 93 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.66:1
  • French
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  • Spine #621

The Belgian filmmaking team of brothers Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne turned heads with Rosetta, an intense vérité drama that closely follows a poor young woman struggling to hold on to a job to support herself and her alcoholic mother. It’s a swift and simple tale made revelatory by the raw, empathetic way in which the directors render Rosetta’s desperation, keeping the camera nearly perched on her shoulder throughout. Many have copied the Dardennes’ style, but few have equaled it. This ferocious film won big at Cannes, earning the Palme d’Or for the filmmakers and the best actress prize for the indomitable Émilie Dequenne.

Credits

DirectorLuc Dardenne and Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Written byLuc Dardenne and Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Produced byLuc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Michèle Pétin and Laurent Pétin
First assistant directorBernard Garant
Director of photographyAlain Marcoen
Camera operatorBenoît Dervaux
Sound recordistJean-Pierre Duret
EditorMarie-Hélène Dozo
Sound mixingThomas Gauder
Production designIgor Gabriel
WardrobeMonic Parelle
MakeupTina Kopecka

Disc Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised by director of photography Alain Marcoen, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
  • Conversation between film critic Scott Foundas and filmmakers Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne * New interview piece featuring actors Émilie Dequenne and Olivier Gourmet
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by film critic Kent Jones

    New cover by Eric Skillman

Film Essays

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Rosetta: Radical Economy

By Kent JonesAugust 14, 2012

The camera never stops moving in the Dardenne brothers’ portrait of a troubled teenage girl . . . Read more »

Film Essays

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Rosetta: Radical Economy

By Kent JonesAugust 14, 2012

The camera never stops moving in the Dardenne brothers’ portrait of a troubled teenage girl . . . Read more »


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