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NARRATIVE FEATURE | 96 MIN | 2007

2 DAYS IN PARIS

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Jack (Adam Goldberg) is a sharp, neurotic New York interior designer; his girlfriend Marion (Julie Delpy) is a smart, sometimes cagey French photographer. They've been together in New York for two years, but they are about to spend two days in Paris that will put their relationship to the ultimate test. When they arrive at Marion's childhood home in Paris, her parents, played brilliantly off-the-wall by Albert Delpy and Marie Pillet (Delpy's real parents), immediately make Jack uncomfortable with crude humor and topics-including a bizarrely revealing photograph-that are merely anecdotal amusement to the family. Marion and Jack uncover more cracks in their compatibility as they travel around town; he is shocked by her erratic temper, evidenced by outbursts at a racist Parisian taxi driver, ex-boyfriends or anyone else who rubs her the wrong way. As he meets one overly-friendly male acquaintance after another, Jack is consumed by jealousy and questions what Marion has kept from him about her romantic past. The snowballing mystery in Jack's mind threatens to end their relationship in utter disaster. Perfectly cast, Goldberg delivers a manically funny, yet ultimately empathetic performance. As a writer-director-producer-editor-composer-star, Delpy deftly handles her hyphenate role, weaving brilliant humor with a myriad of intellectual, political and psychological musings. Whether considering Jack and Marion's relationship, or the world at large, she takes the stereotypical French versus American debates further and deeper, playing on both truth and the often total absurdity of this complex relationship.

Film Information
Year: 2007
Length: 96 minutes
Language: English, French
Country: France
Premiere: North American
Cast & Credits
About the Director(s)
Acting since age 14, JULIE DELPY has made a name for herself in the U.S. and abroad, working with such esteemed directors as Jean-Luc Godard and Krzysztof Kiéslowski. The daughter of respected actors in the French film industry, Delpy is also a successful songwriter and chanteuse. In 2003, she released her self-titled album with much fanfare. Perhaps best known for her role in Before Sunrise, Delpy was recently nominated for an Academy Award® in screenwriting for its sequel, Before Sunset, along with co-writers Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater. A graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Delpy premiered a short film in the 1995 Sundance Film Festival; 2 Days in Paris marks her feature film directorial debut. Delpy next stars opposite Richard Gere in Lasse Hallstrom's The Hoax, a story about Clifford Irving, the man who wrote and sold a bogus biography of Howard Hughes.

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