SKYLAB
Le Skylab
2011, Film Distribution, 114 min, Dir: Julie Delpy

Writer-director Julie Delpy drew from childhood memories to create an affectionate ensemble comedy about a family reunion in the summer of 1979. Seen through the eyes of precocious 11-year-old Albertine (Lou Alvarez), traveling with her left-wing parents (Eric Elmosnino and Delpy) to attend her grandmother’s birthday party in Brittany, this nostalgic tale strikes a knowing balance between childhood pleasures and fear that the sky – or in this case, Skylab – is falling.


2 DAYS IN PARIS
2007, Samuel Goldwyn Films, 96 min, France, Dir: Julie Delpy

A Parisian getaway becomes anything but romantic for a high-strung New York couple in Julie Delpy's smart, sexy comedy about how opposites attract - and then slowly drive each other crazy. Marion (Delpy) is a French photographer and Jack (Adam Goldberg) is an American interior designer. After a less-than-idyllic vacation in Italy, they stop off in Paris for two days, where Jack is flummoxed by a new language and culture - and a bevy of Marion’s flirtatious ex-boyfriends. As the cultural divide between them grows, will these two days in Paris become their last as a couple, or the beginning of a richer life together? Written, directed and edited by Delpy, it is an insightful, bitingly funny dissection of contemporary relationships that rings true in any language.


2 DAYS IN NEW YORK
2012, Magnolia Pictures, 91 min, USA, Dir: Julie Delpy

In writer-director Julie Delpy’s sequel to 2 DAYS IN PARIS, her character, Marion, has broken up with old boyfriend Jack and moved to New York City with their son. She now lives happily with talk radio host Mingus (Chris Rock) and his daughter from a previous marriage - until Marion’s relatives pay a visit. Her dad (played by Delpy’s real-life father), hyper-analytical younger sister Rose and Rose’s boyfriend (who just happens to be one of Marion’s old flames) put Marion and Mingus’ relationship through a gauntlet, as each gains a new perspective of the other in this hilarious look at love and family. “We've rarely seen comedy this smart since Woody Allen and ‘Seinfeld’ left New York.” – The Guardian. An official selection of the Sundance and Tribeca film festivals.


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