Something Is Happening (Il se passe quelque chose)


Century Larkspur 3 Fri, Oct 5, 2018 8:30 PM
Lark Theatre Sat, Oct 6, 2018 2:30 PM
Film Info
Category:Mind the Gap
Section:World Cinema
Running Time:101 min.
Premiere Status:North American
Director:Anne Alix
Producer:Thomas Ordonneau
Screenwriter:Anne Alix
Alexis Galmot
Cinematographer:Aurélien Py
Editor:Anna Riche
Cast:Lola Dueñas
Bojena Horackova
Print Source:Shellac
Note Writer:Lucy Laird


Aquamarine seas, tucked-away beaches, pink salt lagoons, lavender-covered roundabouts—this is the dreamy stuff of the gay-friendly guidebook that free-spirited Dolores (frequent Almodóvar collaborator Lola Dueñas) is struggling to write as she drives through Provence. Enter the bereft, middle-aged Irma, with a splash… her suicide thwarted when Dolores pulls her out of the water. The two hit the road together, meandering through a southern France much more complex than its postcard picturesqueness. Through the prism of this tenuous new friendship between outsiders, we are offered glimpses of something happening in this sunny landscape, but what? A meditation, a transformation, an initiation? Director Anne Alix’s beautiful, mysterious film is all of those things. Immigrants pick fruit and tend sheep, can sardines and weld pipes, swim and dance, but they are also trying to make something happen, to survive, to find happiness, to connect. Dolores’s GPS exhorts, “Take the exit. Take the exit.” Yes, do.

Expected Guest: Director Anne Alix  (All Screenings)

Additional Information

After history studies, Anne Alix has chosen cinema to explore and share her sensible vision of the world. She lives in Marseilles, working on fiction films, documentaries, and other creations that evolve from her personal writing process.