Francophone Film Series: Deux jours, une nuit

Texas Spirit Theater | PG-13 | 95 min. | Drama

July 25, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join the Bullock Museum for a screening and conversation about Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne's film Deux jours, une nuit (Two Days, One Night).

Sandra is a factory worker who discovers that their workmates have opted for a bonus in exchange for her dismissal. She has only a weekend to convince her colleagues to give up their bonuses in order to keep her job.

Event Details

Sandra has just returned to work after a period away. Upon returning she learns that not only will she be likely dismissed, but that the income from her position will be used to provide a bonus for her co-workers. Sandra races against time over the course of the weekend to convince each of her fellow employees, who will ultimately decide if she is to stay or go, to sacrifice their much-needed bonuses so she can keep her job. With each encounter, Sandra is brought into a different world with unexpected results in this powerful statement on community solidarity.

This screening is part of the Francophone Film Series, which brings a rich diversity of cinematic work featuring the Francophone world, a linguistic bloc that covers twenty-nine countries and encompasses countless cultural identities. In its first season, all films explore ideas of discovery. The Museum is proud to highlight acclaimed films co-presented with Alliance Française d'Austin and Alliance Française d'Austin Ciné-Club. Films in the Francophone Film Series are presented in French with English subtitles. This evening's program is shown in conjunction with our core exhibition, Becoming Texas and includes a film screening and Q&A with guest moderator, Alliance Française d'Austin Ciné-Club Director, Julia Podgorsek and Austin Chronicle film critic, Josh Kupecki. Come early and explore the exhibit from 6pm until 7pm. Doors open at 6:30pm. 

Please note: Entrance for this screening will be at the IMAX Lobby doors.

Your ticket purchase supports the Bullock Museum's exhibitions and educational programming.

Film Credits

Rating: PG-13
Suggested age: 13+
Writer/Director: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Runtime: 95 min.
Genre: Drama
Release year: 2014

About the Film

Deux jours, une nuit was in competition at Cannes Film Festival 2014 and was nominated for best performance at the Academy Awards 2015, for two César Awards and for a BAFTA award. It won the 2014 Sydney Film Prize.


About the Filmmakers

Jean-Pierre Dardenne was born in Engis (Belgium) in April 1951. Luc Dardenne was born in Awirs (Belgium) in March 1954. They have directed numerous documentaries. In 1975, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne founded the production company Dérives, which has to date produced more than 80 documentaries, including their own. In 1994, they established the production company Les Films du Fleuve.

About the Guest Speaker

Josh Kupecki graduated from Arizona State University with a Humanities/Film Studies degree. After relocating to Austin in 2004, he worked for the original Alamo Drafthouse for almost a decade before moving on to becoming a senior editor at The Austin Chronicle, running the Screens and Film section. He is currently a freelance film critic for The Austin Chronicle, as well as pursuing his interests in leporidae and international cinema.

About the Texas Spirit Theater and Tickets

The Texas Spirit Theater located on the Bullock Museum's second floor is one of the most beautiful film experiences in Austin and features multi-sensory special effects such as lightning, rain, and other surprises.

Museum Members enjoy free unlimited IMAX® documentary films, discounts on feature film tickets, free exhibition admission, discounts in the Museum Store, and more. Learn More.

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