Dir Olivier Assayas/FR 2012/122 mins/French wEng ST
Clément Metayer, Félix Armand, Hugo Conzelmann, Lola Créton
Set in Paris in the early 1970s, ‘Something in the Air’ is a fascinating snapshot of a changing world imbued with the May ‘68 spirit of political revolution. Inspired in part by Olivier Assayas’ personal experiences of the period, the film follows a group of high school students who are driven by their left-wing political ideals to take an active role in demonstrations, distributing leaflets and spray-painting revolutionary slogans.
Following the launch of Olivier Assayas‘s new film Something in the Air, Cornerhouse will host a post-screening discussion with Jill Lovecy on 3 June.
Jill Lovecy is a former lecturer in Politics at the University of Manchester. She was witness to the May 68 events as she was living in Paris at the time. She will contextualise the events depicted in the film and provide lots of opportunities for group discussion.
More information and bookings here.