NON-FICTION (DOUBLE VIES)
Alain and Selena (Guillaume Canet and Juliette Binoche) are an affluent Parisian couple in a seemingly content marriage; he's the head of a prestigious publishing imprint, and she's an actress in a weekly crime drama. As Alain attempts to navigate the terrain of his swiftly evolving industry — that's been turned on its head thanks to social media, Kindles and distracted millennials — he has to let go of a novelist he's worked with many times before, the disheveled and insecure Léonard (Vincent Macaigne). This sets the stage for Olivier Assayas' latest, a delightful, easygoing comedy set within an uncertain world where everything seems to be changing — even as the likelihood of marital infidelity remains ever the same. With smart, philosophical dialogue, sharp performances and rich direction, NON-FICTION is an engaging new entry in the Assayas canon. – Beth Hanna
Olivier Assayas is a French film director, screenwriter and film critic. He is best known for his films DEMONLOVER, SOMETHING IN THE AIR (AFI FEST 2012), CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA (AFI FEST 2014) and PERSONAL SHOPPER. Assayas is the son of director/writer Jacques Rémy. His directorial debut was the short film COPYRIGHT.
IFC Films/Sundance Selects