MVIFF 2019: NON-FICTION (DOUBLES VIES)
Juliette Binoche and Guillame Canet reunite with acclaimed director Olivier Assayas for this wry, slyly seductive tale of sex, lies, and literature. Set amidst the bohemian intelligentsia of the Parisian publishing world, NON-FICTION traces the romantic and emotional fallout that results when a controversial writer begins blurring the line between fact and fiction, using his real-life love affairs — including a passionate fling with an actress who happens to be married to his editor — as fodder for his explosive new novel. Balancing dry wit with keen observations on the tensions between art, commerce, and technology, Non-Fiction is a buoyant, breezy delight from a master director at his most effortlessly brilliant.
“One scene just flows into the next in such a natural way that it seems that life is unfolding as it always does, but that, for some reason, real life is suddenly interesting.” – San Francisco Chronicle
“This is parody… As such, it’s very funny and not without winsome affection for its hyperverbal, overprivileged characters.” – Wall Street Journal