Two Days, One Night

Still from Two Days, One Night

Friday, 29 April 2016: Two Days, One Night

Friday, 29 April 2016, 20:00

Venue: (see Locations and Tickets for further details)

Programme category: Forest Row Film Society

Director: Jean-Pierre Dardenne/Luc Dardenne, Belgium/France/Italy 2014, 95 mins, 15

“Even if you’ve skipped the Dardennes’ work until now this is a talking-point movie and an outstanding lead performance you need to see. It’s a rare film of unforced simplicity that will stick with you for a long time. And it’s honest right to its perfectly judged ending.” Empire

Sandra, recovering from a nervous breakdown discovers she has been made redundant. During her absence her workmates have voted for her dismissal in exchange for a significant bonus. The job is vital for her family’s finances and her self-respect but she can only regain her employment if her 16 co-workers sacrifice their much-needed bonuses. She has the weekend to win a majority of their votes.

“The cast is excellent … but it’s Cotillard who’s in nearly every scene. Desperate, downtrodden, but grasping at every shred of hope, she carries the whole film.” New York Post

Further reading

  1. New York Review of Books
  2. The Guardian
  3. The Observer
  4. The New York Times
  5. Eye For Film
  6. Slant magazine
  7. The Dardenne Brothers on their new masterpiece