The Second Night

The Second Night (2016) is a creative documentary 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.


The Second Night has received production support by the Flanders Audiovisual Fund. A co-production with Stenola productions with the support of Centre du Cinéma de la Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles, Centre de l’Audiovisuel à Bruxelles, RTBF, UMedia – UFund.


60’, French (spoken)
Subtitles Dutch and English