The Dardenne brothers are back, this time with a portrayal of the radicalisation of young Muslims in Europe. The director brothers are known for their realism and stories depicting class structures and other social issues. The film earned them the Best Director Award at the Cannes Film Festival in 2019. Having secured two Palme d’Or awards, the accomplished brothers are in exclusive company with some of the best directors of the world.
Young Ahmed is the story of a young Muslim boy who tries to kill his teacher for religious reasons. In the aftermath of this horrible event, the community and the institutions surrounding the boy try to help him get away from the toxic ideas. But is it too late to save him?