Trailer: Belgian Oscar Contender ‘Our Children’

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Here’s the debut trailer for Joachim Lafosse‘s Our Children, which recently screened at the Cannes Film Festival and is Belgium’s official submission to the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film.  The film revolves around a couple who decide to marry and start a family, however the Doctor they live with begins putting a wedge between them.

Distrib Films is releasing the Our Children in the States August 2nd in New York and August 9th in LA. Hit the break for the full synopsis and trailer.

Murielle (Emilie Dequenne) and Mounir (Tahar Rahim) love each other passionately. Ever since he was a boy, the young man has been living with Doctor Pinget (Niels Arestrup) who provides him with a comfortable life. When Mounir and Murielle decide to marry and have children, the couple’s dependence on the doctor becomes excessive. Murielle finds herself caught up in an unhealthy emotional climate that insidiously leads the family towards a tragic outcome.