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.

2015, FilmRise, 99 min, France, Dir: Julie Delpy

Don’t expect a traditional rom-com from writer-director Julie Delpy, who stars here as Violette, a Parisian fashion editor who falls for IT engineer Jean-Rene (famed French funnyman Dany Boon) while on holiday. The relationship has a major hurdle to surmount in Violette’s 19-year-old son, Lolo (Vincent Lacoste), who resorts to increasingly underhanded measures to keep his mother’s affections for himself. “Julie Delpy’s most winningly mainstream concoction yet.” - Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter. In French and English with English subtitles.

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