Gilles, a student in Paris in the early 1970s, is mad about watching films and painting. These hobbies are reviled by his politically active contemporaries and his girlfriend after the student revolution in May 1968: Gilles is also expected to surrender everything. But the summer starts and, alongside revolution, there are holidays to be had. Gilles and his girlfriend take their first steps on the path of love in this turbulent period, discover the freedom of travel and the added value of art in their young lives.
In this semi-autobiographical coming-of-age drama by Olivier Assayas, an important period in French history is interwoven with personal events - without becoming nostalgic. Après mai, with music by Captain Beefheart, Syd Barrett and Nick Drake, was previously shown at film festivals in Toronto and Venice. At the latter, this French drama was nominated for a Golden Lion.

International title
Something in the Air
Filmmaker
Olivier Assayas
Country
France
Year
2012
Medium
DCP
Length
122’
Language
French
Producer
Charles Gillibert, Nathanaël Karmitz, Sylvie Barthet, Marin Karmitz
Production Company
MK2 films
Sales
MK2 films
Writer
Olivier Assayas
Cinematography
Eric Gautier
Editor
Luc Barnier
Production Design
François-Renaud Labarthe
Sound Design
Nicolas Cantin, Olivier Goinard
Cast
Clement Metayer, Lola Creton