Love Is in the Air

Amour et turbulences

France | 2013 | 96 minutes | Alexandre Castagnetti

On a flight from New York to Paris, exes Julie and Antoine are seated side-by-side for the first time since their break-up, and relive the lows, and highs, of their past. Make sure your seatbelt is securely fastened for this breezy romantic comedy.

June 7, 2013
SIFF Cinema Egyptian  
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One bright sunny New York morning, soon-to-be-married Julie (the effervescent and charming Ludivine Sagnier) flits from post-it note to post-it note, making sure that she has taken care of everything before returning to Paris. Handsome Casanova Antoine (Nicolas Bedos, in his first starring role), on the other hand, awakens late, handcuffed, surrounded by empty bottles and nameless ladies. By chance, they are seated next to each other in first class, though it isn't a welcome arrangement—he broke her heart three years prior, and they haven't spoken since. Over the next seven hours, their initial verbal sparring gives way to genuine reminiscences and awkward silences. Told both in real-time and flashbacks to their love affair, this is a breezy and decidedly glossy Gallic take on the classic comedy of remarriage, ripped right from the pages of a Hollywood romantic comedy playbook.

Director Biography
Alexandre Castagnetti is a member of the French musical group La Chanson du Dimanche. Initially conceived as a fun experiment (one humorous song dealing with social ecological or political issues broadcasted on the web every Sunday), the band quickly became an Internet phenomenon. Love is in the Air is Castagnetti’s first feature.

Sponsored in part by Comcast Xfinity, French American Cultural Society, The French American School of Puget Sound, French Embassy in the United States, French Immersion School of Washington, Alliance Francaise de Seattle, TV5 Monde

Director: Alexandre Castagnetti
Principal Cast: Ludivine Sagnier, Nicolas Bedos, Jonathan Cohen, Arnaud Ducret, Brigitte Catillon
Premier Status: North America
Country: France
Year: 2013
Running Time: 96 minutes
Producer: Mathieu Robinet, Julien Ralanto
Screenplay: Nirina Ralanto, Brigitte Bemol, Julien Simonet, Xavier Nemo, Castagnetti, Nicolas Bedos, based on an original screenplay by Vincent Angell
Cinematographers: Yannick Ressigeac
Editors: Scott Stevenson
Music: Nicolas Wauquiez
Filmography: Debut Feature Film
Language: French, English
HasSubTitles: Yes
Format: DCP
International Sales: Kinology
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