Following Summer Hours and Clouds of Sils Maria, Juliette Binoche has reteamed with Olivier Assayas’s Non-Fiction (aka Double Vies), which jumps from conversation to conversation about technology’s influence on the world of book publishing (a clear-eyed metaphor for the director’s view of shifting landscape of cinema). After playing at Venice, TIFF, NYFF, and more, the film will arrive this May and now the U.S. trailer has landed.
Leonardo Goi said in his review,”Who needs a middle man’s subjectivity when you have algorithms predicting what people will like? Critics don’t matter much in Olivier Assayas’ talkative Non-Fiction, but they are not the only supposedly anachronistic relic to be thrown out of the window in this gentle and profoundly compassionate human comedy that draws from the ever-widening rift between old and new trends in the publishing industry to conjure up a tale of societal changes and those caught in between them.”
See the trailer below for the film also starrring Guillaume Canet, Vincent Macaigne, Nora Hamzawi, Christa Théret, and Pascal Greggory.
Juliette Binoche and Guillame Canet reunite with acclaimed director Olivier Assayas (Personal Shopper, Carlos) 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 (Vincent Macaigne) begins blurring the line between fact and fiction, using his real-life love affairs—including a passionate fling with an actress (Binoche) who happens to be married to his editor (Canet)—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.
Non-Fiction opens May 3.