Seeing and Believing 250 | The Dardenne Brothers’ Young Ahmed and Kitty Green’s The Assistant
Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, two favorite filmmakers of Seeing & Believing, have a new film out, so of course, the guys are on the case! Wade and Kevin take a close look at the Dardennes’ story of a young teenager who is attracted to Islamic fundamentalism, and they discuss its spiritual underpinnings, its compassionate perspective, and where it falls in the Dardennes’ body of work. The guys then turn their attention to Kitty Green’s #MeToo drama, The Assistant, a riveting look at the struggles and compromises of a young woman who works for an unscrupulous executive.
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Music interlude by Pierre Regensburger, “Another Land.” Used under Creative Commons license 3.0.