Julie Delpy’s ‘Lolo’ to Premiere in Venice Days

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Julie Delpy in 'Lolo'

The French comedy will screen in the Venice Days sidebar before heading to Toronto.

Wild Bunch is bringing Julie Delpy’s Lolo to Venice Days in September. The French actress wrote, directed and starred in the film. 

Delpy's first film as a director since 2012's 2 Days in New York, Lolo will premiere in Venice en route to the Toronto Film Festival. 

Delpy plays Violette, a chic Parisian who falls in love with an IT nerd Jean-Rene (Dany Boon) during holidays in the south of France. But her possessive son Lolo (Vincent Lacoste) is determined to end the happy reunion by whatever
means necessary.

Delpy's directing credits include Skylab and 2 Days in Paris. She has two Academy Award nominations for best screenwriting, shared with Richard Linklater and Ethan Hawke for Before Sunset and Before Midnight.

"Julie Delpy's latest impressive effort," says Venice Days Artistic Director Giorgio Gosetti, "packs three fundamental aspects of our program 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.”

The Venice Days lineup, which focuses on the best in recent World Cinema, has several female directors among its ranks this year, including Agnes Varda, Alba Rohrwacher, Celia Rowlson-Hall, Leyla Bouzid, Carlotta Cerquetti and Ruchika Oberoi.