Dardennes Re-Editing Cannes Entry “Girl”

Belgian directors Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne (“L’enfant,” “Rosetta,” “Two Days, One Night”) are normally critical darlings, but the pair scored a lot of harsh words for their medical drama”The Unknown Girl” when it was unveiled at Cannes in May.

As a result of that derision, Variety reports that the pair are set to re-edit the feature before its theatrical release. The new version is seven minutes shorter and includes as many as thirty-two changes.

In the film, Adele Haenel plays a doctor who sets off to uncover the identity of a patient who died after she was refused surgery. Les Films du Fleuve, Savage Film and Archipel 35 produced the feature which Sundance Selects will release in the United States.