2 Days In Paris
Filmmaker: Julie Delpy
France & Germany / 2007 / 96 min / English/French with English Subtitles
Back in 2007, we were delighted that 2 Days in Paris was the first film that we were promoting through our First Weekenders Club and were even more thrilled that we gained the opportunity to speak with Julie Delpy one-to-one, about her film.
High-maintenance French photographer Marion (Delpy) and her American boyfriend Jack (Adam Goldberg) pay a visit to her family in Paris, and find their strained relationship further challenged by the culture clash. He can't handle her spontaneity, or the lax French approach to sex and personal hygiene. She, meanwhile, is free-spirited to the point of psychosis. A transatlantic screwball showdown that surprises and delights at every hairpin turn.
The much-anticipated rom-com opened nation-wide on August 31st 2007, and we managed to grab a quick interview with the multi-talented Julie Delpy at Edinburgh Film Festival
About the Director: Julie Delpy
The fantastic Julie Delpy is known and loved world-wide for her outstanding performances in a range of films from Kieslowski's Three Colours trilogy, to Before Sunrise and ER.
Delpy has also had an interest in a career as a film director since her childhood, and enrolled in a summer directing course at New York University. She wrote and directed the short film Blah Blah Blah (1995), which screened at the Sundance Film Festival. She made her feature length directorial debut in 2002, with a film entitled Looking for Jimmy, which she also wrote and produced.
2007 saw the release of 2 Days in Paris in which Delpy not only starred in the film, but also directed, wrote, edited, co-produced it and wrote the original music.
"Audacious! A biting romantic comedy... Reveals more about emotional and sexual chemistry than any film I can recall."
Stephen Nolden, New York Times
"Charming and Very Funny! Julie Delpy proves herself a talented filmmaker"
Bruce Handy, Vanity Fair
"Fearlessly Original and Laugh-Out-Loud Funny."
Karen Durlin, Elle Magazine