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IFC Picks Up Olivier Assayas' 'Something In The Air' for North America (Cannes)

1970s drama set to begin shooting in Europe next month.

CANNES – IFC has picked up North American rights to Olivier Assayas’s 1970s drama Something in the Air from French sales agent MK2.

The film, based on Assayas’ screenplay, follows a high school student in Paris struggling between his artistic ambitions and the politics of the time. Something goes into production next month in France, Italy and the U.K. It’s Assayas first feature since the Golden Globe-winning Carlos, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last year. Assayas is a member of this year’s Cannes jury.

IFC released the director’s family drama Summer Hours in the U.S., where it earned some $1.85 million in limited release. MK2 also signed a deal for Something in the Air with German indie distributor NFP. MK2 is bowing the picture in France.