LOLO
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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BIENVENUE CHEZ LES CH’TIS
2008, Pathé, 106 min, France, Dir: Dany Boon

After post office administrator Philippe (Kad Merad) is caught red-handed scamming an inspector in an attempt to get a transfer to a seaside town, he gets permanently banished to the podunk town of Bergues. Filled with hard drinkers and rednecks (one of whom is played by Boon) who all speak an incomprehensible dialect called “Ch’ti,” Philippe must hilariously fend for himself in his middle-of-nowhere surroundings. Writer-director-comedian Dany Boon was nominated for numerous prestigious awards for this successful comedy, including a Cesar for Best Original Writing, a Goya for Best European Film and a European Film Award for Best Film. In French with English subtitles.


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