ItGÇÖs summer 1979 in Brittany, and a family gathers to celebrate the grandmotherGÇÖs 80th birthday. The extended family are a garrulous collection and thereGÇÖs a hint of tension in the air, as the Skylab is rumoured to return to earth during the same weekend GÇô in either Brittany or Perth. This hilarious multi-generational comedy is seen largely through the eyes of 10 year old Albertine GÇô playing perhaps the character of a young Julie Delpy. The adults behaviour is always colourful, often outrageous. Director, and star Julie Delpy shows a loving, guiding hand throughout proceedings. The cast represent the very finest of young, and vintage French acting talent (Eric Elmosnino GÇ£Summer HoursGÇ¥, GÇ£GainsbourgGÇ¥, Emmanuelle Riva GÇ£LGÇÖAmourGÇ¥, GÇ£3 Colours BlueGÇ¥, Valerie Bonneton GÇ£Summer HoursGÇ¥, GÇ£Little Whire LiesGÇ¥) , and the joie de vivre of the gathering is infectious. Skylab is a funny, tender and occasionally irreverent look back to the end of the 70s, to childhood, and to summer holidays.
Remember the '70s, Skylab falling, and the end of innocence?