This issue of JRFM pursues two goals: first, the analysis and evaluation of the critically acclaimed, rich work of the Dardenne Brothers from the perspective of the study of religions  and  theology;  and  second,  departing  from  this  analysis  of  the  Dardennes’ cinema and through the comparison of their work to that of other socially committed filmmakers in relation to the broader debates about realist filmmaking, a more fundamental reflection on the relationship between cinema and “reality” and the questions of responsibility and hope that may emerge from it.

Published: 2016-11-15