Something In The Air

In the grand tradition of French teen angst revolutionary films, “Something in The Air” from filmmaker Olivier Assayas will surely do well in and around college towns that surround the likes of Reed, Oberlin, Sarah Lawrence and Bard (there’s even a John Ashbery reference for the Bard students). Starring Clement Metayer as Gilles, a high school student in Paris knee deep in the revolutionary counterculture of the time, the film is beautiful and quietly observant of the transition from idealistic revolution to the realistic changes in life. The film premiered at the 2012 Venice Film Festival, where it won for Best Screenplay, and was also featured at the 2012 Toronto and New York film festivals and will open in the Spring of 2013. In the meantime, AFI Fest will screen it in LA November 2nd and 4th at the Chinese Theatre. I saw the film (and loved it!) yesterday at the Soho House screening room in West Hollywood, which of course was only slightly ironic…

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