Chicago European Union Film Festival: THE OTHER LAURENS


THEATER 1 Fri, Mar 8 8:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2023
Production Country:Belgium
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Claude Schmitz
Cast:Olivier Rabourdin
Louise Leroy
Tibo Vandenborre
Marc Barbé
Kate Moran


In Claude Schmitz’s David Lynchian, moody film noir, small-time, private detective Gabriel Laurens (Olivier Rabourdin) is recruited by his niece Jade to investigate the suspicious death of her father, his estranged twin brother. As he is pulled into a murky world of drug traffickers, motorcycle gangs, and witless cops, while also serving as a substitute father for Jade, Gabriel seeks to discover the truth about the dead man he looks exactly like. Following its premiere in the Directors’ Fortnight Competition at the Cannes Film Festival, THE OTHER LAURENS nabbed the Grand Prix Award and Best Actor prize for Rabourdin at the Brussels International Film Festival (BRIFF), and was praised by Jordan Mintzer at the Hollywood Reporter as “an intriguing little family mystery filled with bits of dark comedy and weirdness—this is a Belgian movie after all.”