Olivier Assayas’ follow-up to “Carlos,” “Something in the Air,” has been acquired by IFC Films for North American release, it was announced today. Assayas – currently a jury member at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival – previously teamed with IFC for both “Carlos” and “Summer Hours.” His new film is set in the 1970s and follows a young high school student in Paris, torn between his artistic ambitions and the politics of the times. MK2 are handling international sales, and additionally sold the film’s German rights to NFP.
Full press release below.
MK2 has signed with US distributor IFC for North American rights and with NFP for distribution rights in Germany to SOMETHING IN THE AIR, current Cannes jury member Olivier Assayas’ much anticipated follow-up to “Carlos” and “Summer Hours”.
Set in the beginning of the 70’s, SOMETHING IN THE AIR is the story of a young high school student in Paris, torn between his artistic ambitions and the politics of the times.
Going into production end of June in France, Italy and UK, the recently completed casting process took to the streets, auditioning high school graduates throughout Paris.
SOMETHING IN THE AIR follows Assayas’ critically acclaimed and Golden Globe award winning “Carlos”, distributed in France by MK2, and his equally critically acclaimed and award winning “Summer Hours”, also distributed in France by MK2 and sold worldwide by MK2’s sales unit.
“Summer Hours” was distributed by IFC in the US, taking in an accumulated boxoffice total of USD 1,85 million. The film was also released to critical acclaim in UK and Australia among many other territories.
All international sales for SOMETHING IN THE AIR, produced by MK2 in co-production with VORTEX, are handled by MK2, who will also handle the theatrical release in France.