French director Olivier Assayas brought his movie Apres Mai to the Venice Film Festival.
It follows a group of Parisian youths after the May 1968 protests in the city.
The competition entry is also about the director’s own memories of that period. He has already made two films set in the 1970s – Cold Water and the acclaimed television miniseries Carlos.
Meanwhile, Japanese director Takeshi Kitano returned to Venice with his film Outrage Beyond, a sequel to Outrage, about the Japanese mafia and the police.
Outrage Beyond is among the 18 films in competition at this year’s Venice Film Festival.