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Films & Schedules - SOMETHING IN THE AIR


Sat, Feb 16, 2013
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Thu, Feb 21, 2013
at 5:45 PM (Regal Lloyd Center 10)
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DIRECTOR: Olivier Assayas - FRANCE

Assayas’s evocative portrait of the upheaval in France in the early 1970s is seen through the eyes of a group of youth living in suburban Paris amidst a whirlwind of new politics, art, and sex. Gilles is a high school student torn between left-wing activism and his aspiration to become a painter or filmmaker. He and his friends take to the streets in running battles with the police, continuing the struggle that in May 1968 took France to the brink of revolution. When someone is badly injured, Gilles and his friends must flee to Italy, where they live a bohemian life drifting between parties, rallies, and agitprop film screenings. But while politics are central, the group discovers that at their age, everything is mutable, every day holds new possibilities, and life awaits the curious … (122 mins.)

Selected Filmography: Irma Vep (96), Les Destinées (00), Boarding Gate (07), Summer Hours (08)

Winner of the Best Screenplay Prize at the Venice Film Festival.

Sponsored by TV5Monde and King Estate Winery.


Interests: Narrative Feature, French Language, Art, History.

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