DocumentaMadrid 2017

La deuxième nuit

(The Second Night)

Eric Pauwels
75' / 2016 / Belgium

On the death of his mother, a filmmaker makes a film to see how much her disappearance has changed his vision of the world. It is an opportunity for him to look back over his relationship with her. The Second Night is the final part of a trilogy that began with Letter from a filmmaker to his daughter, which was followed by Dreaming Films. The making of this Cabin Trilogy is the fruit of fifteen years of work and reflection.

Main Festivals & Awards

Punto de Vista, Pamplona (2017)
Traces de Vies, Clermont-Ferrand (2016)
Etats Généraux du Film Documentaire, Lussas (2016)
Lima Independent IFF (2016)
Cinéma du Réel, Paris (2016 )

Punto de Vista, Pamplona - Jean Vigo Award (2017)

Director's Biography

Eric Pauwels, born in Antwerp in 1953, is graduate in scenography from the National Institute of Performing Arts, INSAS, in Brussels and is doctorate in cinematography from the Sorbonne under the tuition of Jean Rouch. He is teacher, writer and filmmaker.

More information

Director:Eric Pauwels
Language: French
English and spanish subtitled
Screenplay: Eric Pauwels
Photography: Eric Pauwels, Rémon Fromont, Henri Pauwels, Aurélian Pechmeja, Nicolas François, Olan Bowland, Olivier Dekegel
Edition: Rudi Maerten
Sound: Jeanne Debarsy, Ricardo Castro
Music: Les Taupes qui boivent du lait
Producers: Anton Iffland Stettner
International Sales:
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