TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 2 pm – Free
An assembly-line worker (Marion Cotillard), recently returned to work after an emotional breakdown, discovers that her co-workers, coerced by management, have voted to terminate her employment rather than forfeit their annual bonus; over a long and desperate weekend, she visits them at their homes and begs them to change their votes. The premise for this compassionate gem of a movie couldn’t be simpler or more compelling, yet writer-directors Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne (The Kid With a Bike; Rosetta) tease out any number of moral complexities as the heroine learns of her coworkers’ various circumstances.
“Cotillard gets so persuasively inside her heroine’s skin that it’s not at all surprising that this performance has earned her another Oscar nomination. And she does so without resorting to shameless, award-baiting grandstanding.” (Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
“Two Days, One Night is a small miracle of a movie, a drama so purely humane that it makes most attempts at audience uplift look crass and calculated by comparison.” (A.A. Dowd, The A.V. Club)
In French with English subtitles
Belgium — 2014 — 95 mins.
Introduced by Gayle Cohen with a post-screening discussion lead by her