13-19 November 2017

La Deuxième Nuit (The Second Night)

Eric Pauwels

La Deuxième Nuit (Eric Pauwels)
L'Alternativa Parallel / Eric Pauwels / La Deuxième Nuit


The second night in a new life marks a baby’s first separation from its mother’s body, a path that will get wider over the days, months and years as the child fashions its own personality. The filmmaker’s mother is slowly slipping away from life and moving towards a separation which, this time, will be final. A time to look back and explore the transformation of a path that both pulled them apart and at the same time forged stronger ties between them. This feature film tries to heal that first wound, opened on the second night, by rescuing key moments in their relationship from the destructive power of time. This is the third instalment in the Trilogie de la cabane


  • Country Belgium
  • Year 2016
  • Format Digital
  • Running time 75 min
  • Image BW/Colour
  • Language French
  • Subtitles Spanish, English
  • Production company Stenola Productions, CBA - Centre Bruxellois de l'Audiovisuel, Associate Directors, Umedia, RTBF
  • Screenplay Eric Pauwels
  • Photography Eric Pauwels, Rémon Fromont, Paul Pauwels, Aurélian Pechmeja, Nicolas François
  • Editor Rudy Maerten
  • Sound Jeanne Debarsy, Ricardo Castro


Cinéma du réel États généraux du film documentaire Lussas Premio Jean Vigo - Punto de Vista

Presented by Eric Pauwels 15/11


Wednesday 15, 19.15 h — Auditori CCCB

This film will be available on Filmin after the festival.