2 Days in Paris belongs to a Rom Com subgenre on its own – the American in Paris formula. As recently witnessed in Broken English, (south of France A Good Year) and another Julie Delpy project Before Sunset, these tales immerse French culture with burgeoning romance or couple hood blues. Today we bring you a morsel of a film that sees Delpy wear three hats: director, screenwriter and actress paired up with the neurotic Adam Goldberg.
To be released stateside by Samuel Goldwyn Films on August 10th, the Berlin film festival selection Deux jours à Paris follows two days in the relationship of a New York based couple; a French photographer Marion (Delpy) and American interior designer Jack (Goldberg), as they attempt to re-infuse their relationship with romance by taking a vacation in Europe. Their trip to Venice didn't really work out–they both came down with gastroenteritis. They have higher hopes for Paris. But the combination of Marion's overbearing non-English speaking parents', flirtatious ex-boyfriends', and Jack's obsession with photographing every famous Parisian tombstone and conviction that French condoms are too small, only adds fuel to the fire. Will they be able to salvage their relationship? Will they ever have sex again? Or will they merely manage to perfect the art of arguing?
Be sure to check back with us next week as our very own Benjamin Crossley-Marra had the chance to sit down with Julie for an interview.