Something in the Air (French: Après mai) is a 2012 French drama film written and directed by Olivier Assayas. The film was selected to compete for the Golden Lion at the 69th Venice International Film Festival. Assayas won the Osella for Best Screenplay. During the 1970s a student named Gilles gets entangled in contemporary political turmoils although he would rather just be a creative artist. While torn between his solidarity to his friends and his personal ambitions he falls in love with Christine.
Apres Mai", french for after may. Set after the May 68 riots and their immediate aftermath. Students keep protesting and then partying, sometimes they're complaining about how unjust everything is for them and other times they're in Italy getting high. The movie lost its direction after the first 30 minutes or so and wandered onto other less interesting themes like the hippie.
Olivier Assayas's Après Mai, or After May, is in this tradition. It is released here under the title Something in the Air, and indeed there is: a concrete block heading for the skull of a security guard. Of this, more in a moment. The action takes place in 1971 when the revolutionary spirit is still present, but beginning to be coloured by lassitude, anger, violence and a nagging sense that livings have to be earned and careers built
I've just finished watching this & it's a lot better than I thought it wa. .Also I can't for the life of me figure out why they have Americans in the film. The scenes play out so slow. The whole thing was like a bad soviet comedy.
|–Booker T And The MG's*||Green Onions|
|–Dr Strangely Strange*||Strings In The Earth And Air|
|–Amazing Blondel||Two Dances : Almaine / Bransle For My Lady's Delight|
|–Incredible String Band*||Air|
|–Tangerine Dream||Sunrise Of The Third System|
|–Amazing Blondel||Fantasia Lindum|
|–Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band||Abba Zaba|
|–Amazing Blondel||Queen Of Scots|
|–Robin Williamson||Fare Thee Well Sweet Mally|
|–Johnny Flynn||Ballad Of William Worthy (Originally By Phil Ochs)|
|–After Me||After Me|
|none||Various||BOF "Après Mai" Musique Originale Du Film (CDr, Album, Promo)||Columbia||none||Europe||2012|
|88765425472||Various||Après Mai (CD, Album)||Columbia||88765425472||Europe||2012|