‘Something in the Air’

In the July 11 issue, Luc Sante writes, “Something in the Air is an alluring picture, lithe and flowing, wonderful to look at, endlessly sensual in its evocations of youth and pleasure and how it felt to ride in a motorboat in the Mediterranean with several beautiful topless girls (even if one never actually had the pleasure). But that’s as far as it goes. It presents its viewers, and its characters, with no problems, only temporary impediments. It neither depicts nor provokes self-questioning or self-examination. Its narrative curve is that of a bildungsroman, but instead of culminating in a growth of character it leads only to a career choice. Then again, that is only fitting for a movie released in 2013, when it is all but impossible to see past the edge of the enfolding spectacle.”

Something in the Air is available through IFC On Demand. For more information, please visit ifcfilms.com.

Category: Film
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