Something in the Air (Apres mai) is Olivier Assayas‘ follow-up to Carlos, a sprawling five-hour epic of ’70s terrorism, which also harks back to ‘Cold Water,’ but as a softer, tender and dispassionate semi-autobiographical reflection on an equivalent period.
After its premiere at the Venice Film Festival last year a much more genteel companion work to Carlos is now coming to theaters stateside via Sundance Selects on May 3rd, 2013.
Therefore, the first domestic trailer for Something in the Air has arrived, featuring examination of sex, drugs, rock ‘n’ roll and revolution — a portrait of a time too intense to last forever.
The coming-of-age film stars Clément Métayer, Lola Créton (Goodbye First Love) and Félix Armand.
Check out the trailer below.
Here’s the synopsis:
..In Olivier Assayas’ ‘Something in the Air’ it is 1971 and Gilles (newcomer Clément Metayer) is a graduating high school student in Paris deeply involved in the counterculture of the time. As Gilles begins to realize that his interests lie more in the revolutions in art and music, he finds himself pulled into ever more dangerous political protests by the people around him, especially his radicalized girlfriend, Christine (Lola Créton). After a vandalism attack against their school goes terribly wrong, Gilles and his friends flee to Italy, where they spend a bohemian summer in the countryside drifting between parties, rallies and agitprop film screenings. Amidst this whirlwind of politics, art and sex, the group discovers that at their age every day holds new possibilities, and life awaits the curious.