SOMETHING IN THE AIR (15)

Date Time
Mon 8th July 7.45pm
Tues 9th July 7.45pm

Dir. Oliver Assayas, France, 2012, 122 mins, subtitles
Clément Métayer, Lola Créton, Felix Armand

Following his critical triumphs, Summer Hours and Carlos, Assayas’ semi-autobiographical new feature is a vibrant, incisively crafted story of a young man’s artistic awakening in the politically turbulent French student movement of the early ’70s. Gilles is a graduating high school student in Paris deeply involved in the counterculture of the time, and he finds himself pulled into ever more dangerous political protests by the people around him, especially his radicalised girlfriend. Illuminating and elegiac, Assayas’ story celebrates that thrilling, evanescent moment in history when young people could feel revolution just within their grasp.

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