Competition: Win ‘The Kid with a Bike’ on Blu-ray *closed*

Thanks to the charming home entertainment chaps at Artificial Eye, we’ve kindly been given THREE Blu-ray copies of the Dardenne brothers’ magnificent The Kid with a Bike (2011) to give away to our European cinema-loving readers. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven’t already, ‘Like’ us at or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.

Cyril (Thomas Doret), almost 12, has only one plan: to find the father who left him temporarily in a children’’s home. By chance he meets Samantha (Thomas Doret), who runs a hairdressing salon and agrees to let him stay with her at weekends. Cyril doesn’t recognise the love Samantha feels for him, a love he desperately needs to calm his rage.

Tough, bold and at times (especially for its fragile protagonist) bruising, the Dardennes have once again succeeded in constructing a social commentary that isn’t concerned with investigating bureaucratic constructs and frameworks, preferring instead to focus on the here and now. Consequently, Doret’s superb turn as Cyril may be the closest European cinema has come to finding an Antoine Doinel (the iconic star of François Truffaut’s 1959 classic The 400 Blows) for the 21st century.

To be in with a chance of winning one of THREE Blu-ray copies of the Dardennes’ The Kid with a Bike, just answer the following simple question:

The Kid with a Bike won the prestigious Grand Prix award at which 2011 European film festival?

a) Berlinale
b) Cannes
c) Venice

To enter, simply fill out the contact form below with your name, email address, subject (‘Bike’), answer and postal address in the comment box provided.*

*Please note that this is a special competition which only our Facebook and Twitter fans will be eligible to win. If you are not on our Facebook ‘Like’ list, then you can easily join us by following this link: and/or follow us on Twitter @CineVue.

The Kid with a Bike is available to own on DVD and Blu-ray from 23 July, 2012. Read our review here.

The competition closes at 6pm on Thursday 26 July, 2012.

Daniel Green

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