Venice Days rolls out the carpet for Julie Delpy's Lolo
- The festival's section rounds out its programme with the bitersweet comedy by the French actress-director and the omnibus Milano 2015
Venice Days rounds out its programme with the eleventh title on its competitive line-up: thanks to an agreement with the international distributor Wild Bunch, it's now official that the sidebar will be hosting the eagerly-awaited world premiere of Lolo [+see also:
interview: Julie Delpy, Dany Boon
film profile], the new film written and directed by and starring Julie Delpy, the "most American of France's female filmmakers". Produced by Michael Gentile and featuring a splendid trio of stars alongside Julie Delpy - the creator of Welcome to the Sticks [+see also:
film profile], Dany Boon, young actor Vincent Lacoste (Hippocrates [+see also:
interview: Thomas Lilti
film profile]), and actress Karin Viard (The Bélier Family [+see also:
film profile]) - Lolo is a biting, bittersweet comedy about the fragility of love and the lavish demands of spoiled children.
After Two Days in Paris [+see also:
interview: Christophe Mazodier
interview: Julie Delpy
film profile], Two Days in New York [+see also:
film profile], and Le Skylab [+see also:
film profile], this time the actress and director dons the guise of the quintessential Parisienne Violette, with all her tics and neuroses, who meets her soulmate, Jean-René, while on vacation in the south of France. Once back home, though, the pair have to deal with Lolo, Violette's brainy, tyrannical son, who has no intention of relinquishing his own control over the family, and the emotions of his darling mother.
"Julie Delpy's latest impressive effort," says Venice Days general delegate Giorgio Gosetti, "packs three fundamental aspects of our programme into a single title: a focus on women's creativity, a passion for comedy and films that combine intelligence and entertainment - a trademark of French cinema, which has always loomed large on Venice Days lineups. We'd like to thank the director, producer, and the international distributor Wild Bunch for choosing Venice Days for this much-anticipated new film."
(Translated from Italian)
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