Are American men better endowed?
That’s just one of the questions posed in Julie Delpy’s helming debut “2 Days in Paris,” which screens in the Panorama section tonight. Laffer mines the culture clash that occurs when U.S.-based French photographer Marion (Delpy) brings her American boyfriend (Adam Goldberg) home to Paris for a couple of days. His morale sinks as they keep running into her over-friendly ex-boyfriends.
“It’s really about American superiority over the world — his penis is a representation of that!” Delpy joked on Friday.
But despite the references to sex, pic being distributed in France and sold internationally by Gallic company Rezo Films, steers clear of showing anything explicit on screen.
Pic reps a feat for the thesp who not only scripted, helmed and acted in it — but also edited and wrote the score.
Delpy’s own actor parents play Marion’s mum and dad, and friends play various other roles in the film.
“I edited it myself because to use more money on other parts of the film,” said Delpy, who shared a scripting Oscar for “Before Sunset.”
“2 Days in Paris” was produced by Christophe Mazoudier, of Gallic shingle Polaris, and Delpy, via her French company Tempete Sous Un Crane, with Germany’s 3L Filmproduktion co-producing.
Musing on the hardships of indie filmmaking, she added: “Even though I’ve been writing screenplays since I was 16 it has taken 20 years for me to get my first feature film financed.”