The UK’s Artificial Eye is bowing Marion Cotillard-starrer Two Days, One Night in a crowded field of more mainstream fare on Friday that includes Warner Bros’ Into The Storm. It’s also a week that’s got a lot of ladies in the mix. Sin City: A Dame To Kill For is releasing with a cast that includes Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson and Eva Green, as is Luc Besson’s Lucy starring Scarlett Johansson. But packing a plea, rather than a pistol, in Two Days, Cotillard plays a woman who has one weekend to convince her co-workers to give up their bonuses so that her job can be saved. The film, which is also going out on-demand in the UK this week, debuted in competition in Cannes where it won raves, if not prizes. The unusually accessible drama from Belgian brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne showcases the talents of Academy Award-winner Cotillard who has received huzzahs for her work. The movie sold over 500K tickets in France after its May release, the high end of the scale for the Dardennes. Among her non-Hollywood titles, it gave Cotillard her 3rd best box office score since 2007’s La Vie En Rose, which won her that Oscar. Two Days, One Night will have its North American premiere in Toronto and then play the New York Film Festival. Sundance Selects pre-bought the film in 2013 and is expected to release domestically later this year. Here’s the subtitled trailer:
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