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.


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.


BEFORE MIDNIGHT
2013, Sony Pictures Classics, 109 min, USA, Dir: Richard Linklater

The third film in Richard Linklater’s trilogy (following BEFORE SUNRISE and BEFORE SUNSET) is quite possibly the best in its hilarious, devastating, and ultimately poignant depiction of the complexities of long-term commitment. Eight years after we last saw them, Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) have left their previous lives behind to be together at last - but does getting everything they wished for bring them happiness? In answering the question, Linklater crafts his most romantic and unblinkingly truthful film to date.


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