Apres Mai (Something in the Air)

Apres Mai (Something in the Air), at 8 p.m. in Cheray 101, presented by Professor Peter Vantine of Modern Languages. Set in the early 1970s, this bracing semi-autobiographical film of Olivier Assayas resists easy nostalgia, focusing instead on the turbulence of late adolescence and young adulthood. While delving deeply into the private dramas of Gilles, a high-school student consumed with belated revolutionary zeal, this exceptional coming-of-age tale never lets us forget that this richly drawn adolescent protagonist is also a player in a much broader historical moment: the era when revolutionary hopes of May '68 began to splinter and fade.

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