The Kid with a Bike @ Herne Hill Velodrome

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Screened in the middle of the Herne Hill Velodrome this long planned and deeply moving film by the Dardenne brothers came out to almost universal acclaim in 2011, winning the Grand Prix at that year’s Cannes Film Festival and being described at the London Film Festival as “near perfect”. The story begins with Cyril, a 12-year-old boy in foster care, searching for his father and his lost bike. After Cyril escapes the foster home to try to find his father at his old apartment the caretakers find him and Cyril flees to a doctor’s office nearby where he grabs onto a woman in the waiting room. Trying to alleviate the situation, the caretakers take Cyril to the empty apartment, confirming that his father has really abandoned him. The next morning, the woman from the doctor's office shows up with Cyril’s bike and an important relationship between the two characters begins…

Date: 
May 15 2015 - 8:45pm to 11:45pm
Available facilities: 
Outdoors
Wheelchair accessible