2019 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: #58. My Zoe – Julie Delpy
Her seventh feature film since 2002’s Looking for Jimmy, Julie Delpy went into production My Zoe back in May in Berlin and Moscow. Of her filmography as a director, only 2012’s 2 Days in New York preemed in Park City, while her last film 2015’s Lolo was a Venice Film Festival entry. Richard Armitage, Gemma Arterton, Lindsay Duncan, Daniel Brühl and Delpy herself star and DP duties went to Stéphane Fontaine (Jackie, Elle).
Gist: Isabelle (Julie Delpy), a scientist and divorcée who has difficult contact with her ex-husband James (Richard Armitage) due to their co-parenting of daughter Zoe (Sophia Ally). After a tragedy befalls the family, Isabelle takes matters into her own hands, turning to a couple (played by Arterton and Brühl) in Moscow for help.
Production Co./Producers: Amusement Park’s Malte Grunert (A Most Wanted Man) and Gabrielle Tana (The White Crow), Metalwork Pictures’ Andrew Levitas, Hubert Caillard.
Prediction: Premieres category with a Berlin Film Festival showing.
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available. Protagonist Pictures (world).