The Kid with a Bike

On Monday, I watched a movie that may particularly interest readers here, The Kid with a Bike.

The film, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes, is “about a child, abandoned to the elements, learning to become good.”

The bicycle is prominent throughout the film, both as a practical prop (it’s how the boy gets around) and at various times as a symbol of innocence, betrayal, violence, forgiveness, and kindness.

Here’s the trailer. Go ahead and try not to get teary-eyed.

This is a film I’ll be watching a second time, for sure.

  • Karenlynn11

    was it good?

  • Karenlynn11

    was it good?

    • http://letsgorideabike.com/blog Dottie

      Yes, it’s excellent.

  • Paul R. Rendon

    Where can I find this movie?

    • http://myaudienceisowls.blogspot.com/ Dottie

      I watched it at Music Box Theatre in Chicago.  Maybe you can find a local showing in your area via the film’s website.  I do not think it’s available on video/streaming yet.

    • http://letsgorideabike.com/blog Dottie

      I watched it at Music Box Theatre in Chicago.  Maybe you can find a local showing in your area via the film’s website.  I do not think it’s available on video/streaming yet.

  • Philippe_ram

    I didn’t see it yet, but it should be goog. I stronly recommend anything by the Dardenne brothers, actualy. Rosetta was mind blowing. The Son and L’enfant were awesome too.

    • Philippe

      Err, I meant “good”…

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    artículos de mejores. Tómatelo con calma por sí mismo.

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