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6.6
/10
499 Ratings

Non-Fiction

Doubles vies

Directed by Olivier Assayas
France, 2018
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Synopsis

Successful Parisian publisher Alain struggles to adapt to the digital revolution, and has doubts about the new manuscript of Léonard, one of his long-time authors—another auto-fiction recycling his affair with a minor celebrity. Selena, Alain’s wife and a famous actress, is of the opposite opinion.

Our take

Long-lasting affairs, doomed writers and intellectual repartee: welcome to Paris’ publishing world! With a stellar French cast including la Binoche, Olivier Assayas’ digital revolution satire unravels just like a dinner party—full of impassioned conversations and witty jokes. Acerbic and delightful.

Non-Fiction Directed by Olivier Assayas
The disjunction between Non-Fiction’s relaxed tenor and the dizzying velocity of its discourse is the film’s defining tension. In this, Binoche’s performance, which finds a precise distance from the script’s sexual/intellectual antics, is the ideal complement.
August 12, 2019
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Assayas, one of the most important and inventive living filmmakers, has more on his mind than just a My Dinner With Andre-style talkfest. Non-Fiction is not only about the subjects it declares itself to be about; it’s a subtle meditation on what it means to navigate them in a world where the line between public and private self seems increasingly blurred.
May 24, 2019
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As so often in Assayas’s work the kernel of authenticity that remains is the constancy of the passing of time, and the way we blindly yield to our private emotions even as they are fluid, malleable, transitory.
December 20, 2018
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