- Ends ThursdayDir. Olivier Assayas, France, 2013, 122 min., NR, DCP, In French with English subtitlesOfficial Website
Celebrated French filmmaker Olivier Assayas (SUMMER HOURS, CARLOS) returns with this lovely, loosely autobiographical tale about a young aspiring artist caught up in a whirlwind of politics, art and sex in the fervid French youth scene of the early 1970s. Gilles, a high school student in Paris, is swept up in the political fever of the time. Yet his real dream is to paint and make films, something that his friends and even his girlfriend cannot understand. For them, politics is everything, the political struggle all consuming. But Gilles gradually becomes more comfortable with his life choices, and learns to feel at ease in this new society. Smart, sensitive and sophisticated, the film is a gorgeous yet clear-eyed love letter to youth and its invaluable potential.
“EXQUISITE. DEEPLY ABSORBING. A beautifully crafted work and an acute evocation of its period both in look and attitude.” –David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter