Winner of the Palm d'Or at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival, this bleak slice of neo-realism from Belgian filmmakers Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne (LA PROMESSE) is a psychologically acute profile of an impoverished teenager obsessed with leading what she thinks of as a "normal
life." Rosetta (Emilie Dequenne) is a 17-year-old Belgian girl who lives on the fringe of society with her alcoholic mother in a seedy trailer park. Resourceful, determined and proud, Rosetta is really the head of the household — she makes sure the bills are paid and scolds her mother for her excessive drinking and sleazy boyfriend — but they're just scraping by. Rosetta poaches fish from a nearby...