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Something in the Air (Après mai)

Something in the Air (Après mai)
  • 2012
  • France
  • 122 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Olivier Assayas
  • Cast: Clément Métayer, Lola Créton, Felix Armand
  • Language: French/English/Italian
  • UK release: 24 May 2013

In early 70s France, teenager Gilles (Métayer), a lycée student, is in love with bohemian Laure (Combes), but then he becomes involved with politically committed Christine (Créton). Assayas' bittersweet portrait of countercultural youth is credible because of its detail and its refusal of either nostalgia or cynicism.

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Something in the Air

10 May 20134 stars

Olivier Assayas returns with bittersweet portrait of countercultural French 70's youth

French writer-director Olivier Assayas follows up his epic chronicle of legendary terrorist Carlos the Jackal with this bittersweet portrait of countercultural youth in early 70s France. ‘Diffusely autobiographical’ is how the filmmaker has described…

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