Filmfest 2012

German Age Rating

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Based on Delpy's own childhood memories, LE SKYLAB boasts an ensemble cast and recounts a family reunion, seen through the eyes of romantic and gloomy 10 year-old Albertine. As the day progresses, family members burst into song, conflict erupts and fears of an American space station possibly crashing on the coast of Brittany fuel conversations about politics, love, family, feminism and sex. A vibrant look at late 1970s France.
"It’s a movie about people coming together to drink and eat lamb," says Delpy. "I wanted it to feel like an idyllic afternoon with an undertone that something could happen, just like the Skylab is lurking to fall on to them. There’s also a bit of tension – you can sense that there are political differences between these people. As the day progresses, they get more drunk, more tired, and things start to come out.
Julie Delpy

tags: Feature film

Cast: Lou Avarez, Julie Delpy, Eric Elmosnino, Aure Atika, Noémie Lvovsky


Screenplay: Julie Delpy

Director of Photography: Lubomir Bakchev

Film Editor: Nicolas Criqui, Michelle Mogavero

Production Designer: Philippe Cord’homme

Costume Design: Pierre-Yves Gayraud

Sound: Michel Casang

Producer: Michael Gentile

Production Company: The Film

World Sales: Films Distribution

Distributor: NFP Neue Film Produktion GmbH

Director: Julie Delpy