Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

The Ardennes

Year: 2015
Country: BELGIUM
Run Time: 93 minutes

The Ardennes

Kenneth is fresh out of prison and he’s not one to play games. He’s returned to his family, most notably his brother, Dave, for whom he took the fall. As Kenneth served the majority of a seven-year sentence, Dave walked free… and fell in love with Kenneth’s girlfriend. As you can imagine, having Kenneth back in the house has been a little tense. Prone to fighting at the drop of a hat, Kenneth brings bad luck and bad vibes wherever he goes—whether it’s at Dave’s job, in his home, or just out on the street. But when Kenneth is offered one last criminal enterprise and tries to bring Dave along with him, things really go downhill. An old-school sibling drama with new-school style, Robin Pront’s THE ARDENNES is an expertly constructed thriller, full of unpredictable characters with logical motivations. The expansive widescreen cinematography ups the drama as well as the scenery in innovative ways. (In Dutch and French with subtitles) –C.P.

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Robin Pront

Robin Pront, born in 1986, is a Belgian citizen with Dutch heritage. His first short film, "Plan B," won Best Short at the Leuven Film Festival, as well as the People's Choice Award.


Bart van Langendock

Jereon Perceval, Robin Pront

Robrecht Heyvaert

Alain Dessauvage

Principal Cast
Veerle Baetens, Jan Bijvoet, Eric Godon, Jeroen Perceval

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