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New Images From The Dardenne Brothers' 'Two Days, One Night' Starring Marion Cotillard

by Kevin Jagernauth
July 18, 2014 12:21 PM
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While you might think the casting of a major star could potentially change the format of the niche the Dardenne brothers have carved out—telling intimate, often wrenching, human dramas—that's not the case with "Two Days, One Night." While Marion Cotillard is in the lead role, it's still very much a small-scale story, and one that earned almost universal rave reviews earlier this year at Cannes. And now more images have arrived of the face that powers the picture.

Co-starring Fabrizio Rongione, the premise is a simple one, following a woman who has only one weekend to convince her colleagues they must give up their bonuses in order for her to keep her job. And the result, as usual, is terrific, with Jessica Kiang falling for the movie on the Croisette writing in her review she was "completely immersed" in the picture's "plain-spoken yet impossibly resonant rhythms practically from the first frame." It would seem the Dardennes haven't missed a beat.

No date yet, but Sundance Selects will release the film in the U.S. Pictures below.

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  • Pedro | July 18, 2014 6:00 PMReply

    My two favorite actresses are: Marion Cotillard and Cate Blanchett, they share my first place.

    But is so incredible that in this present moment we have so many actresses that are in their own league: Tilda Swinton, Viola Davis, Marion Cotillard, Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep are a few examples.

    They're so unique and talented that is a joy to watch them.

    But I do agree with Stergios, Cotillard has this thing that is deeper, her acting is everytime a state-of-art.

  • Stergios | July 18, 2014 6:53 PM

    Wow, I think we are really connected on that level, buddy. I really do feel Cotillard has this deeper thing in the way she approaches and the role and the result is indeed everytime a state-of-art. It's like she's reaching something that is almost unreachable for an actor to do. I adore, ADORE all of the great ladies you mention there. Cate Blanchett, my God, she's just one of a kind and Swinton, Davis, Streep, congratulations for your taste in actresses, man, all of them are truly in a league of their own. But yeah, Cotillard has this ethereal quality as an actress, she exudes an otherworldly aura, like she lives under her characters' skin or something. Mere words cannot do justice to her talent. It's just immense.

  • James M. | July 18, 2014 3:51 PMReply

    Agreed, Stergios. Cotillard has quietly stepped into Streepian territory as an actor, and is now practically peerless in the craft. Did you see her performance in "The Immigrant"? Haunting & perfect.

  • Stergios | July 18, 2014 4:04 PM

    Hell yeah, man. She's just incredible in Gray's film, as always. Her performance as Ewa Cybulska is gigantic, to say the least. You're more than right that she's practically peerless in her craft. I'm a movies lover by birth, I've watched thousands of movies, yet I have never seen an an actress (including Streep, but maybe that's just me) that can reach her otherwordly talent in acting, her unmatched technical skills, her obviously limitless depth, her level of commitment to every role she so brilliantly portrays on screen or on stage and her constant desire to take the biggest risks imagined. Seriously, Cotillard portrays a role as if the soul of her each character has penetrated into every part of her body. I simply cannot explain how is it possible for her to do something like that. I've seen her whole filmography, so I know what I'm talking about. I really liked that you are as impressed as I am with her work in "The Immigrant". This year, with two highly praised and definitely towering performances in both "The immigrant" and "Two days, one night" and the juiciest female role ever written from William Shakespeare in the upcoming "Macbeth", I don't even want to imagine the possibility of her being snubbed again by the Oscars.

  • Stergios | July 18, 2014 2:19 PMReply

    Give Marion Cotillard her second Oscar already! If she won't win in 2015, it will be the biggest injustice in the history of the Academy Awards.

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