Love Is in the Air
Ma vie en l'air

Overview

Credits non contractual

  • Awards:

    • A young man struggles to overcome his uncontrollable fear of flying to succeed in love.
  • Details:

    • 103 min - 'Comedy' - 'Romance' - French -
      2005
    • Color - Scope - Dolby SRD
  • Directed by:

    • Rémi Bezançon
  • Cast:

    • Vincent Elbaz (See How They Run)
    • Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose, A Very Long Engagement, Big Fish, Love Me if You Dare, Taxi 1, 2 and 3)
    • Gilles Lellouche (Love Me if You Dare, The Secret Adventures of Gustav Klopp)
  • Produced by:

    • Mandarin Films
  • Delivery:

    • Completed
  • Medias:

  • Photos

    Photos: Alain Fillit

  • Synopsis

    Yann Kerbec is a 30-year-old pilot evaluator: he tests pilots' skills in extreme conditions on flight simulators. But Yann has a big problem: he is scared of flying, a senseless fear that, in his youth, prevented him from following the woman of his dreams.
    Now, between his crusade to improve airline security and his faltering management of his love life, Yann is at a crossroads: either he overcomes his fears and accepts to grow up. or he keeps his life on its collision course.

  • Director’s notes

    "Love is in the air" is a first feature film on two levels: for my producer Isabelle Grellat and for myself. Before diving into the deep end together, we spent a little time in the paddling pool, resulting in two short films, "Vikings" and "Paraboles".
    After a period of reflection lasting more than six months during which I wavered between a psychological detective movie, a dramatic comedy and a passionate thriller… or a psychological drama, a passionate detective movie and a comic thriller, Isabelle gave me the idea: "Write about yourself". I took her at her word.
    I built up the story of "Love is in the air" around one of my phobias and its comic aspects: Yann Kerbec, the film's main character and narrator, is afraid of flying, a terror that could end up wrecking his life.
    Yann doesn't really "fit in" and cannot get ahead because he is caught up in his own contradictions. I had in mind a character who is both down to earth and dreamy, obsessive and idealistic, a blend of John Cusack in "High Fidelity" and Adam Sandler in "Punch-Drunk Love".
    On a physical level, I wanted a very attractive actor: Hugh Grant in “Four Weddings and a Funeral”.
    But rather than the portrait of a single character, "Love is in the air" is the depiction of a generation – my own – that is particularly gifted for eluding responsibility, duty and commitment, in short everything that contributes to making us grow up. I wanted a romantic comedy with an unconventional tone on simple themes such as love and friendship.

  • Press

    "Pleasant comedy peopled by game and attractive thesps… Full of nicely observed relationship humor"
    VARIETY

    "A triumphant romantic comedy !"
    L'EXPRESS

    "A thirty-something movie that really takes off."
    "The film calls to mind Narco for its cartoon-like spirit, its strong comic potential, its anti-heroes, its flamboyant losers, its cool music and Gilles Lellouche outstanding as a living couch."
    PREMIERE

    "Sparkling dialogues."
    STUDIO

    "A romantic comedy full of imagination."
    "A recipe for successful comedy."
    LE FIGARO

    "Recurring jokes that strike home and finely chiselled dialogue performed by generous actors."
    TELERAMA

  • Awards

    COLCOA Classics 2010