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Something In The Air - Sat afternoon

Probably the raison d'etre for this meetup group, the chance to go see a foreign language movie at the Hyde Park Cinema on a Saturday afternoon. I hope it rains!

The following synopsis from the HPPH website

Starring:Clement Metayer, Lola Creton, Felix Armand, Carole Combes
Director:Dir. Olivier Assayas
Duration:122mins
Country:FR
Year: 2012
Synopsis:Much-respected IRMA VEP auteur Assayas’ latest is again inspired by the revolutionary France that spawned his 2010 TV miniseries Carlos the Jackal. But more akin to his COLD WATER – which also featured two errant youngsters on the run – SOMETHING IN THE AIR begins with a couple of moody, middle-class students (played convincingly by newcomers Métayer and Créton) who, having been somewhat radicalised by the events in Paris of May 1968, flee to Italy with their friend Alain after accidentally wounding a security guard. There they fall in with activist filmmakers – affording Assayas some playful autobiographical indulgence – before disillusionment and romantic machinations change their lives

 

The trailer looked very interesting when I saw it this week. Here are some critical responses, although given who Wally Hammond writes for we may be wise to take his comments with a pinch of salt.

Critical reaction:
What do we think: An honest, beautifully shot and unsentimental paean to youthful idealism and its consequences.

 

Lets hope its not a petard humide (I've been waiting for an excuse to use that phrase since it was in last Saturday's crossword)

HPPH is also showing this on the following Wednesday afternoon (26th) but I'm at stupid work so it will have to be the Sat.  

Work, truly the scourge of the cinema-going classes.

 

 

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  • Caroline M.

    Sorry I didn't get to meet up with you all. I did actually get there just after the film started. I'm new to Leeds, decided to walk there and of course got lost en route. Definitely make sure I'm on time for the next one :-)

    June 22, 2013

    • Frankie

      Aw! Well its not the easiest place to find, its probably easiest via the University and Woodhouse Moor then down Brudenell Road. See you at a future meetup!

      June 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm changing my opinion about this film after I read a few reviews (see discussion board where I have posted a link). I reminds me again that I am still a student of this medium ( film) and there is so much to learn, so much to get back from it - in enjoyment , awareness, exploration etc. I have post a quote here ( which I incidentally got from one of the reviews) :

    " The irony of commitment is that it's deeply liberating - in work, in play, in love" - Anne Morris, Author

    I would like to see the film again

    June 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    not a bad movie if a bit erratic in the 2nd half

    June 22, 2013

  • Frankie

    Hard luck Abi. NB All I will have to disappear immediately after the movie finishes as I am due in city centre at 4:30

    June 22, 2013

  • Paula

    Aww would really like to join you, am away this weekend though! Next time I'll be there!

    June 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Mostly yes

    June 14, 2013

  • Tracey

    Wonderfully French (and probably a lot of uncertain wandering) which is usually to my liking. However I can't make Sat pm nor Wed pm.

    June 14, 2013

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