7/10 (IMDB)

Tori and Lokita

1h 29m Drama
Tori and Lokita
Tori and Lokita

About

Winner of the 75th Anniversary Prize at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, this film From two-time Palme d’Or winners Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne tells the story of seventeen-year-old Lokita and twelve-year-old Tori, two immigrants who have travelled alone from Africa and find themselves contending with the cruel conditions of their exile in Belgium. When Lokita is held captive while working in a marijuana grow house, Tori scrambles to save his companion, as events spiral out of control.

Director

Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne

Cast

Pablo Schils, Joely Mbundu, Alban Ukaj

Rating

Not Rated

Year

2023

Country

Belgium, France

Language

French, Afrikaans


Main Trailer


Reviews

  • "Fringed with an even greater degree of futility than any of the duo’s previous work, Tori and Lokita doesn’t harbor any delusions that shining a harsh light on such awful stories will ever be enough to make the world a better place, and yet — in the least uncertain terms imaginable — it leaves us with an indelible glimpse into the darkness that surrounds them."
    - IndieWire
  • "Moving, politically committed and with an absolute ring of hard-researched reality, this is at the very least their finest since 2011’s The Kid With The Bike, and arguably one of their very best."
    - Screen Daily
  • "Working in their rigorously lyrical drama-as-documentary style, the Dardennes place the audience on the hamster wheel of TORI AND LOKITA’s lives, in a way that’s both harrowing and immersive."
    - Variety

Awards

  • Cannes Film Festival
  • San Sebastián Int'l Film Festival
  • Pune Int'l Film Festival
  • Jerusalem Film Festival

Festivals

  • Melbourne Int'l Film Festival
  • Vienna Int'l Film Festival
  • Thessaloniki Int'l Film Festival
  • Palm Springs Int'l Film Festival
  • Sonoma Int'l Film Festival
  • Ourense Int'l Film Festival
  • Leeds Int'l Film Festival
  • Seville European Film Festival
  • Göteborg Film Festival.
  • Jerusalem Film Festival
  • Telluride Film Festival
  • and more...