mercredi 8 mai 2013
SOMETHING IN THE AIR - OLIVIER ASSAYAS - 2012
‘Something in the Air’ is a swooning and swirling but always level-headed study of the lives of a small group of suburban Parisian teenagers in the years soon after 1968. An ensemble drama with a pleasingly light touch, it looks back with warmth and candour at the lives of these young people as they confront their beliefs, their loves and their ambitions head-on. So it’s a coming-of-age story for all time in one sense, but the special ideas and idealism of the early 1970s mean that these characters’ horizons are forever expanding and their choices seemingly infinite. It’s a portrait of a time too intense to last forever, and brightly burning flames that must inevitably wither or die altogether.