LIAS Film Series: "Deux jours, une nuit"

Tuesday, 5 March 2024, 7:00 pm

05. Mar

In the LIAS film series in cooperation with the SCALA programme cinema, international films on cultural and socially critical topics are accompanied by introductions and discussions every month.

"Deux jours, une nuit"

In this seemingly unadorned drama by the Belgian independent filmmakers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, told in the pared-down style of social realism, Sandra (Marion Cotillard) has two days to prevent her dismissal from the small factory near Liege she works at.
Under pressure from management, almost all factory workers vote in favour of firing their colleague Sandra, who is recovering from depression, in exchange of a bonus payment of 1000 euros for each worker. Sandra has one weekend to persuade her coworkers to change their vote so that she can keep her job. "Deux jours, une nuit" describes the economisation of human relationships - a sobering stocktaking of overwhelming clarity - against the background of a struggling region. 

Belgium, 2014 - Director: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
95 min. - Original with English subtitles

Admission free