Non-Fiction (Double Vies)
Director: Olivier Assayas
Section: Rendezvous with French Cinema
Country: France | Year: 2018
Language(s): French | Time: 106 mins
Alain, a successful Parisian publisher struggling to adapt to the digital revolution, has major doubts about the new manuscript of Léonard, one of his long-time authors – another work of auto-fiction recycling his love aair with a minor celebrity. Selena, Alain’s wife, a famous stage actress, is of the opposite opinion.
Olivier Assayas is a French filmmaker, screenwriter, and film critic. His first film, Disorder (1986), which won an award at the Venice Film Festival, established him as one of the most significant filmmakers of his generation. His reputation was enhanced with Cold Water (1994) and Irma Vep (1996), which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. He has been nominated for the Palme d’Or, the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival, four times.