“My love of movies is why I am making movies,” says director/actress/writer Julie Delpy, whose sixth directing feature Lolo is now playing in select theaters.
Though the trailer suggests a light romantic comedy, Lolo is far from toothless. The titular character (Vincent Lacoste) is a narcissistic man who still clings to his mother Violette (Julie Delpy). While the bond between a mother and son is undeniable, Lolo’s love is all too selfish, and his plan to ruin his mom’s nascent relationship with a loving man (Dany Boon) leads to the story in comedic (and dark) territories.
Lolo marks Julie Delpy’s sixth film as a director, and her passion for films isn’t confined to one specific genre. “I love films in a very broad kind of way,” adds Delpy, whose previous directing credits include The Countess and 2 Days in New York. “It goes from Star Wars to Woody Allen, to John Cassavetes to Ingmar Bergman to Andrei Tarkovsky.”
To check out our full Q&A with Julie Delpy, check out our sister site Deepest Dream.