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
- 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.