BIFF To Screen “The Kid With A Bike”

May 19, 2012

BIFF today announces that it has secured “The Kid with a Bike” for the big screen in Bermuda. The film will be shown as the next instalment in BIFF’s monthly BIFFlix series on Sunday, May 27, 2012, 6.30pm at Tradewinds Auditorium at Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI) on Crow Lane in Hamilton.

“The Kid with a Bike” won the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and a Golden Globe nomination for ‘Best Foreign Language Film.’

This deeply moving new film by the Dardenne brothers (“L’enfant,” “Rosetta”) delves into the emotional life of troubled 11-year-old Cyril (newcomer, Thomas Doret). When his father (Jérémie Renier) abandons him, Cyril obsessively searches for his bicycle – placing his last bit of hope in this symbol of their relationship.

Almost by accident, he becomes the ward of a kind hairdresser (Cécile de France – Clint Eastwood’s “Hereafter”), who seems surprised to find herself so determined to help him. With his wild, unpredictable behaviour and his disastrous search for father figures, Cyril risks losing her – though she refuses to give up without a fight.

Full of heart-breaking betrayals and unexpected grace, “The Kid with a Bike” is a film about a child, abandoned to the elements, learning to become good.

Tickets are available in advance on or at the door on the day from 5.30pm. Tickets are priced at $10 for BIFF members and $15 for non-members. For reservations or enquiries email Running time: 87 minutes. Language: French (English subtitles). Rated PG-13. To view the trailer, visit:

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