Film Screening: “Two Days, One Night – Dardenne Brothers,” FFB-22, 6:30PM March 24 (EN)

On Thurday, March 24, at 6.30 p.m., FFB-22, Bilkent Cinematics presents another in their stellar series of cinematic gems.

Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne present Two Days, One Night (2014). The acclaimed Belgian brothers, creators of some of the most compelling realist cinema in recent history (Kid on a Bike, Rosetta, L’Enfant) return with a movie that forces viewers to participate in a moral dilemma.

Oscar winner Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose), who received a Best Actress nomination for her role, plays Sandra, a young mother in a small Belgian town who has a nervous collapse and has to take time off work. In her absence, the managers at her workplace determine that if they fire Sandra, this will allow her colleagues to earn a substantial financial bonus that year. When Sandra finds this out, she attempts—over a period of 2 days and 1 night—to convince her co-workers not to accept the bonus and let her keep her much-needed job.

Here is movie that compels us to ask, what would I do, in this situation? What is more important: money or loyalty? It’s an answer that may be easily offered before seeing the film, but not after.

“Even by their own high standards,” says the A.V. Club, “the Dardenne’s latest is a stunner.”

Everyone is welcome. As is custom with Bilkent Cinematics, snacks and drinks will be served, and prizes will be offered. For additional information, please contact Hossein Dabir at