Tori and Lokita


Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Fri, Apr 28, 2023 3:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Sun, Apr 30, 2023 3:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Mon, May 1, 2023 6:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Tue, May 2, 2023 6:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Wed, May 3, 2023 3:30 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:2022
Run Time:89 minutes
Production Country:Belgium, France
Original Language:French
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Luc Dardenne
Cast:Pablo Schils
Joely Mbundu
Alban Ukaj
Tijmen Govaerts
Charlotte De Bruyne
Nadège Ouedraogo
Marc Zinga


From two-time Palme d’Or winners Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (“Two Days, One Night”) comes the story of seventeen-year-old Lokita and twelve-year-old Tori (in remarkable debut performances from Pablo Schils and Joely Mbundu), two immigrants — from Benin and Cameroon, respectively — struggling for survival on the margins of society.

The inseparable pair work as performers in a cheap trattoria, dealing drugs on the side for the restaurant’s abusive cook, while balancing the demands of an indifferent bureaucracy and a band of violent smugglers. When Lokita is held captive while working in a marijuana grow house, Tori scrambles to save his companion from their abusers, as events spiral out of control.

Winner of the 75th Anniversary Prize at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, the latest humanist drama from the Dardenne Brothers is a heart-stopping thriller that casts an unflinching eye on the trials of the young and dispossessed. 

“Their mastery is inseparable from their spiritual and ethical commitment to their characters.” — Martin Scorsese

“A terrific movie. A tender and harrowing story.” — Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

“The Dardennes’ strongest, most dramatically persuasive film in years.” — Manohla Dargis, The New York Times