Tuesday, 18 December 2012

2 Days In New York (film)

The second Seaford Cinema screening choice for January is 2 Days In New York, the sequel to Julie Delpy's 2007 romantic drama 2 Days In Paris. In the original film, Delpy starred as Frenchwoman Marion who was trying to rebuild her relationship with American boyfriend Jack (Adam Goldberg) against the backdrop of Paris. Delpy has now relocated to America, hence her 2012 sequel, 2 Days In New York, is set in Manhattan and views the premise from the opposite standpoint. Previously, the American boyfriend had been isolated both by geography and by culture. Now he is in his home town but is cut-off from his idea of normality by the French family who surround him.

Marion is living with a new man, hip talk-radio host Mingus (Chris Rock) and their children from previous relationships. However, their cosy family life is disrupted when Marion's father Jeannot (Albert Delpy), sister Rose (Alexia Landeau) and Rose's boyfriend Manu (Alexandre Nahon) arrive from Paris to visit. Poor Minghus has to cope with the major clash of cultures as well as with Manu being Marion's ex-boyfriend. Meanwhile Marion is trying to come to terms with the death of her mother - in real life for Delpy as well as on film for Marion.

2 Days In New York premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2012 and was also screened at the Tribecca and Seattle Film Festivals. Reviewers have compared it favourably with vintage Woody Allen and with Seinfeld.

Barn Theatre, Fri 18th Jan, 19:30.
Tickets £6 (£5 members). Available in person on the door or in advance from Seaford Tourist Office.

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