With millions and millions out of work, AHFW looks to Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s gripping masterpiece about one woman’s (Marion Cotillard) struggle to keep her job in “Two Days, One Night” (2014).
“Two Days, One Night” (2014) – Rightfully nominated for a Best Actress Oscar, Marion Cotillard plays Sandra, a woman in dire emotional and financial stress. Her employer lets her go (under conflicting circumstances), but she reluctantly fights to keep her job and pleads her case to 16 co-workers over the course of a weekend. Writers/directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s revealing drama finds Sandra battling her defeatist tendencies and personal demons on a semi-methodical trek to each colleague’s home. Sandra believes she’s only marching to keep her job, but her journey – without knowing it – becomes an opportunity to discover her self-worth. This quietly powerful film reveals the human condition’s wide spectrum within a modern-day environment where downsizing is all too commonplace.
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