Starring: Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione, Pili Groyneh
Date: Wednesday 28 January 2015
Location: The Regal, Enniskillen
Price: £6.50/Students £3.50
Two Days, One Night (French: Deux jours, une nuit) is a 2014 Belgian drama film written and directed by the Dardenne brothers, starring Marion Cotillard and Fabrizio Rongione. It competed for the Palme d’Or in the main competition section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. It won the Sydney Film Prize at the 2014 Sydney Film Festival. The film was selected as Belgium’s submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards.
In Seraing, an industrial town of Liège in Belgium, Sandra (Marion Cotillard) is a young wife and mother, who works in a small solar-panel factory. She suffers a nervous breakdown and is forced to take time off from her job. During her absence, her colleagues realize they are able to cover her shifts by working slightly longer hours and the management proposes a €1,000 bonus to all staff if they agree to make Sandra redundant.
Sandra later returns to work and discovers that her fate rests in the hands of her 16 co-workers, and she must visit each of them over the course of a weekend to persuade them to reject the monetary bonus. However, most of the co-workers need the proposed bonus for their own families and Sandra faces an uphill battle to keep her job before the crucial vote on Monday morning.