The Second Night

Eric Pauwels

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: a relationship that made him a free individual, as a man and as a filmmaker.

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.

SubtitlesDutch, english
Executive producersStenola Productions
CoproductionAssociate Directors
PartnersThe cinema and audiovisual center of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, Centre de l'Audiovisuel à Bruxelles (CBA), RTBF (Télévision belge), UMedia - UFund
International SalesCentre de l'Audiovisuel à Bruxelles (CBA)
HD, Colors, 75 min
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DirectorEric Pauwels
ScriptEric Pauwels
PhotographyRémon Fromont, Eric Pauwels, Henri Pauwels, Olan Bowland, Aurélian Pechméja, Olivier Dekegel
SoundJeanne Debarsy, Ricardo Castro
EditingRudi Maerten
Sound EditingRudi Maerten
MixYves Demey
Color gradingReinhart Cosaert
Original musicLes Taupes qui boivent du lait
ProducersAnton Iffland Stettner, Eva Kuperman
Co-producersMark Daems, Bram Crols


FranceCinéma du Réel
FranceEtats Généraux du Documentaire de Lussas
FranceTraces de Vie
FranceFestival aux Ecrans du Réel
PeruFestival de Cine Lima Independiente
FranceRencontres Cinéma de Manosque
FranceFestival d'automne de Gardanne
FranceFestival du film de la Rochelle
SpainPunto de Vista - Best director ***
PortugalFilmes dos Homens
EgyptIsmailia Film Festival - Special Mention ***