Belgian film director and screenwriter Joachim Lafosse launched his film career with the making of shorts, notably Tribu, which won the prize for Best Short at the 2001 Namur Film Festival. After a first feature, Private Madness (2004) his second film Ça rend heureux was awarded the Grand Prix at the 2007 Premiers Plans d'Angers Festival. Joachim Lafosse next directed Private Property, a family drama starring Isabelle Huppert as well as Jérémie and Yannick Renier, selected in competition at the 2006 Venice Film Festival. In 2008, he directed Private Lessons, and four years later, Our Children, a work freely inspired by the infamous murder trial of Geneviève Lhermitte, starring Tahar Rahim, Emilie Dequenne and Niels Arestrup in the leading roles. The film competed in the "Un Certain Regard" section at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.
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