Waffles, saxophones, the Smurfs and 600 varieties of beer -- there is no end to the cultural riches the Belgians have lavished upon the planet. Now get ready for more goodness from the small-but-mighty kingdom as the series Grit & Whimsy: The Best of Recent Belgian Cinema continues its long run at the Aero Theatre with The Ardennes. In this debut feature from director Robin Pront, a botched robbery drives a wedge between two brothers: Kenny (Kevin Janssens), who is convicted for the crime, and Dave (Jeroen Perceval), who manages to escape. When Kenny is finally paroled, he struggles to adjust to straight life - while Dave tries to hide his relationship with Kenny's former girlfriend (Veerle Baetens). The tension escalates steadily to a head-turning climax in Belgium's Ardennes forest. After the show, be sure to stick around for the complimentary Belgian beer reception.
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