Olivier Assayas | France | French w/ English subtitles | 108 min | Narrative
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.
“A sexy, fun film filled with a lot of zingers.” – Glenn Kenny, RogerEbert.com
“A new treasure from one of France’s most vital filmmakers.” – Jon Frosch Hollywood Reporter
“delightfully voluble…A mix of old-fashioned cinematic pleasures and forward-looking themes” – Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times
Official Selection 2018 Toronto Film Festival
Official Selection 2018 Venice International Film Festival
Official Selection 2018 New York Film Festival
Special Guest Speaker: Professor David Gerstner
Professor David Gerstner – David A. Gerstner is Professor of Cinema Studies at the City University of New York, Graduate Center and College of Staten Island. He has written widely on the film auteur, most recently on Christophe Honoré and other French filmmakers.