Two Days, One Night
aka Deux jours, une nuit
First screened in October 2014
Directors: Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne. Cast: Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione, Catherine Salée, Batiste Sornin, Marion Lory, Pili Groyne, Simon Caudry, Alain Eloy, Lara Persain, Myriem Akeddiou, Fabienne Sciascia, Anette Niro, Timur Magomedgadzhiev, Rania Mellouli, Hicham Slaoui, Hassaba Halibi, Philippe Jeusette, Yohan Zimmer, Christelle Cornel, Laurent Caron, Joachim Vincent, Franck Laisné, Serge Koto, Alao Kasongo, Morgan Marinne, Gianna La Rocca, Ben Hamidou, Carl Jadot, Olivier Gourmet. Screenplay: Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne.

Twitter Capsule: Frank tale of communal solidarity in precarious times; equally evocative as depression study, marital profile.

VOR:   Continues Kid with a Bike's relative lightening of Dardennes' tone and their comfort with professional actors. Timely without being too heavy, if not a huge risk.

Photo © 2014 Sundance Selects/Les Films du Fleuve/Archipel 35/
BIM Distribuzione/Eyeworks/France 2 Cinéma/RTBF/Belgacom

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Actress: Marion Cotillard

Other Awards:
New York Film Critics Circle: Best Actress (Cotillard; also cited for The Immigrant)
National Society of Film Critics: Best Actress (Cotillard)
Boston Society of Film Critics: Best Actress (Cotillard; also cited for The Immigrant); Best Foreign Language Film
European Film Awards: Best Actress (Cotillard)

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