Tori and Lokita


The Main 4 Thu, Apr 13, 2023 4:45 PM
The Main 4 Wed, Apr 19, 2023 4:40 PM
Film Info
Festival Programs:World Cinema
Release Year:2022
Runtime:89 min
Print Source:Janus Films
Family Drama
Social Justice
Human Rights
Director:Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Luc Dardenne
Producer:Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Luc Dardenne
Denis Freyd
Delphine Tomson
Co-Producer:Peter Bouckaert
Bart Van Langendonck
Cinematographer:Benoît Dervaux
Screenwriter:Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Luc Dardenne
Editor:Marie-Hélène Dozo
Principal Cast:Pablo Schils
Joely Mbundu
Alban Ukaj
Timen Govaertes
Charlotte De Bruyne
Nadege Ouedraogo
Mark Zinga


From Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, directors of Rosetta, The Child and Lorna’s Silence comes an immersive look at the life of 11-year-old Tori and 16-year-old Lokita, vulnerable African migrants, trying to make their way in contemporary Belgium. They claim to be brother and sister and are devoted to one another, but the truth is more complicated. Their already precarious circumstances grow more complicated when the government refuses to give Lokita residence papers. Now she must try to earn enough to buy fake papers. Her current work, delivering illegal drugs (and sometimes sexual favors) for a small-time dealer won’t be enough, so Lokita lets herself be lured into something more difficult and dangerous. This suspenseful tale of loyalty and money becomes a parable of the age of economic injustice in the heart of Western Europe. The Dardennes are filmmakers who believe that cinema should mean something and intervene in the real world. Winner, 75th Anniversary Prize, Cannes Film Festival.

Director Biography

Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne are Belgian filmmakers who write, produce, and direct films together. They have directed twelve feature films which have won or been nominated for every major award in the world, including being one of the rare filmmakers who have won two Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Ors. Their film, The Unknown Girl (2016), appeared at MSPIFF.