Something in the Air (2012 film)

Something in the Air (French: Après mai; lit.'After May') is a 2012 French drama film written and directed by Olivier Assayas.[2] The film was selected to compete for the Golden Lion at the 69th Venice International Film Festival,[3] where Assayas won the Best Screenplay Award.[4]

Something in the Air
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FrenchAprès mai
Directed byOlivier Assayas
Written byOlivier Assayas
Produced byNathanaël Karmitz
Charles Gillibert
StarringClément Métayer
Lola Créton
Félix Armand
Carole Combes
CinematographyÉric Gautier
Edited byLuc Barnier
Mathilde Van de Moortel
Vortex Sutra
France 3 Cinema
Distributed byMK2 Films
Release dates
  • 3 September 2012 (2012-09-03) (Venice)
  • 14 November 2012 (2012-11-14) (France)
Running time
122 minutes
Budget5.4 million[1]
Box office$1.3 million


In 1971, French student 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.


  • Clément Métayer as Gilles
  • Lola Créton as Christine
  • Félix Armand as Alain
  • Carole Combes as Laure
  • India Menuez as Leslie
  • Hugo Conzelmann as Jean-Pierre
  • Martin Loizillon as Rackam le Rouge
  • André Marcon as Gilles' Father


  1. ^ Sotinel, Thomas (8 November 2012). "Assayas refait son Mai 68" [Assayas remakes his May 68]. Le Monde (in French). Retrieved 21 June 2020.
  2. ^ "Something in the Air". Retrieved 21 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Venezia 69". labiennale. Archived from the original on 28 July 2012. Retrieved 26 July 2012.
  4. ^ "Official Awards of the 69th Venice Film Festival". labiennale. Archived from the original on 12 September 2012. Retrieved 9 September 2012.

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