The Second Night

A film by 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
ProductionStenola Productions, Associate Directors
Co-productionCentre du Cinéma de la Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles, Centre de l'Audiovisuel à Bruxelles (CBA), RTBF (Télévision belge), UMedia - UFund
International SalesCentre de l'Audiovisuel à Bruxelles (CBA)
HD, Colors, 75 min


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
ProducersAnton Iffland Stettner, Eva Kuperman
Co-producersMark Daems, Bram Crols


FranceCinéma du Réel
FranceEtats Généraux du Documentaire de Lussas
FranceTraces de Vie
FranceRencontres Cinéma de Manosque
SpainPunto de Vista - Best director ***
EgyptIsmailia Film Festival - Special Mention ***