Summary: Winner of Golden Osella Award for Best Screenplay at the Venice Film Festival, Olivier Assayas' "Apres mai" a.k.a "Something in the Air" (2012) arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of British distributors Artificial Eye. The supplemental features on the disc include an original trailer for the film, video interview with director Olivier Assayas, and a standard making of featurette. In French, Italian, and English, with optional English subtitles for the main feature.
Excerpt: Olivier Assayas was 16 years old in 1971. That’s the first clue that Something In The Air is not a fabricated fantasy of adolescence—as it’ll probably look to anyone who spent their own salad days coping with boredom and curfews—but an evocative snapshot of the French director’s youth. The film is set in, yes, 1971, and it centers on the shifting priorities of a handsomely unkempt high-schooler (Clément Métayer) swept up in the nascent radicalism of the era.
Excerpt: Echoing its title, Something in the Air is, first and foremost, a work of atmosphere, as Olivier Assayas's latest is most successful at steeping itself in the look and feel of 1971 Paris, where youthful revolutionaries, spurred by the events of May 1968, seek to find meaning and make an impact through their own radicalism.