The brilliant Olivier Assayas surveyed the ‘70s radical terrorist landscape in his epic Carlos and now he revisits his own back pages in 1971 Paris in Something in the Air, reconciling raging hormones, post-‘68 ideological ferment and the nascent stirrings of creativity. Shot with the kind of insouciant grace most filmmakers can barely dream of, this is haunting, immersive and impassioned, its moments of visceral threat and casual sensuality intensified by a truly choice soundtrack, including Nick Drake, The Soft Machine, The Incredible String Band and Kevin Ayers.
★★★★★ Irish Independent
Something in the Air is showing at the IFI from Friday, May 24th. Book now.
To celebrate the opening of this acclaimed film, we have a bag of goodies – a DVD of Goodbye First Love; a printed copy of a 1970s inspired newspaper with an exclusive Tom Dawson’s review, director’s comments on the film, interviews with the cast, and much more; and copies of the official Something in the Air, Summer Hours and Goodbye First Love quad posters. All courtesy of our friends at Artificial Eye.
Simply answer this question by midnight, Monday May 27th:
Who directed Something in the Air?
A. Olivier AssayasB. Mia Hansen-LøveC. Claude Miller
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