Olivier Assayas’ « Something in the Air » at TIFF Bell Light Box – May 24 to 30 2013 [fr]
The TIFF Bell Light Box presents Olivier Assayas’ latest film « Something in the Air » from May 24 to 30. This fiction, by the French director of “Carlos” and “Summer Time”, is a reminiscence of his teenage years in the 1970’s, when French society faced social upheaval after the May 1968 events.
The film was selected to compete for the Golden Lion at the 69th Venice International Film Festival. Assayas won the Osella for Best Screenplay.
Three years after France nearly fell apart during the electrifying events of May 1968; students in suburban Paris were still carrying on a struggle against both a reactionary government and a complacent society, their impassioned theoretical debates bleeding into the streets, where demonstrations were quelled by riot police using tear gas and truncheons.
After a violent incident at their school, Gilles and his friends hit the road for the summer, living the bohemian life in sun-drenched Italian villas and drifting through parties and revolutionary cell meetings. As the overlapping, and sometimes competing, demands of political idealism, personal inclinations and romantic attachments become ever more complexly intertwined, Gilles discovers that the utopic dream that he and his friends share may mean something quite different to each and every one of them.
Information about the film
Genre: Historical fiction
With: Lola Créton, Clément Metayer
Running time: 122 minutes
The Consulate general of France in Toronto offers pairs of tickets for the film. To participate, visit our Facebook page. The Consulate general of France in Toronto offers pairs of tickets for the film. To participate, visit our Facebook page.