Non-Fiction

Doubles vies

Schedule

Saturday, Nov. 10 at 6:00pm
Plaza Frontenac Cinema

In the comedy “Non-Fiction” — the new film by Olivier Assayas (“Clouds of Sils Maria,” “Personal Shopper,” “Summer Hours”) — Alain (Guillame Canet), a successful Parisian publisher struggling to adapt to the digital revolution, has major doubts about the new manuscript of Léonard (Vincent Macaigne), one of his longtime authors. Alain regards the book as just another work of autofiction, a recycling of Léonard’s love affair with a minor celebrity. But Selena (Juliette Binoche), Alain’s wife and a famous stage actress, is very much of the opposite opinion. Variety writes: “With the spry and deceptively slight ‘Non-Fiction,’ Assayas has pivoted in a bold new direction: He uses the anxieties of the present to articulate the language that’s dragging us into the future. In other words, this is unapologetically a movie about the permanence of a Tweet. An inextricably French romp about the frustrations of trying to leave your mark on — or not be swept to sea by — a culture where photos disappear as soon as you’ve seen them, the most vicious murders are executed on message boards, and your mistress hasn’t seen a single Ingmar Bergman film.”

2018
108 min.
French

Directed by

Olivier Assayas

Country

France

Film Category

International Spotlight Robert French and French-Language Focus Studio Spotlight

Subject

Internet/Social Media

Genre

Comedy

Sponsored by

Centre Francophone at Webster University