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A love triangle is never easy to maintain, especially when that triangle involves a affable computer geek and a cankerous teenage son. Julie Delpy follows up her last directorial outing, “Two Days in New York,” with yet another heartwarmingly funny film concerning romance, middle age and all the hang-ups that come along with it.
Written, directed and starring the two-time Academy Award-nominated Delpy, “Lolo” tells the story of Violette (Delpy), a 40-something fashion industry workaholic, who barely has enough time to care for her havoc-wrecking teenage son, Lolo (Vincent Lacoste). But things begin to become more complicated as she begins to fall for a charming and sweet nerd, Jean-Rene (Danny Boon), who starts vying for Violette’s heart. Jean-Rene must face obstacle after obstacle in his determination to win over the tumultuous Lolo, who is intent on destroying the fledging relationship and remain his mother’s favorite.
“Lolo” premiered at the 2015 Venice Film Festival, after which it also screened at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. It will have its U.S. premiere at the 2016 Rendez-Vous with French Cinema.
Check out our exclusive clip above before catching FilmRise’s “Lolo” in theaters on March 11.