Six Days, Six Nights

Director: Diane Kurys
Screenwriters: Diane Kurys, Antoine Lacomblez

Institute History

  • 1995 Sundance Film Festival


Clearly, things have got to change for Elsa. After another sleepless night on the sofa, she heads out the door and gets on a train bound for Paris, away from her husband and two kids. Still wearing her bedroom slippers, she shows up on the doorstep of her younger sister, Alice, an up-and-coming artist. Alice lives with her handsome young lover, Franck. Elsa quickly realizes that this is the life she might have had, a life that has somehow eluded her. She determines that, if she cannot enjoy this bohemian existence, then neither will Alice.

Diane Kurys, best known for the Oscar-nominated Entre Nous, has made a disturbing film about the dark side of intimacy and the pitfalls of mutual dependency. Kurys notes that it is “mainly a film about passion—a passionate relationship between women—perhaps sisters [it] makes no difference; in the realm of passion, anything is possible.”

Starring French powerhouse actresses Anne Parillaud (La Femme Nikita) and Béatrice Dalle (Betty Blue), Six Days, Six Nights is a marvelously acted and magically photo-graphed exploration of interpersonal relationships between sisters, friends, lovers, husbands and wives.

— Christian Gaines

Screening Details

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