Loading, Please wait...

8th edition: 10 April - 14 April 2019

Doubles vies (Non-Fiction) (2019 Feature Film)

Olivier Assayas | France | 2018 | color | DCP | 106' | French | e.s.

In the Parisian publishing milieu, an editor and his author friend deal with midlife crises, wives, an industry threatened by social networks, and their own egos. Olivier Assayas (Personal Shopper, IFFR 2017) delivers his personal brand of screwball comedy, with sharp dialogues dissecting our modern age. 

Typically French, the well-heeled intellectuals in Doubles vies: if they’re not talking one another's ears off, they’re jumping into bed together. Olivier Assayas has no trouble at all making a fresh, funny film from such material. His characters may come over as pompous – and at times insufferable – but this comedy drama is anything but. 

Publisher Alain (Guillaume Canet) and his wife Selena (Juliette Binoche) are doing their best to adapt to modern life. He is forced to cooperate in the digitization of the publishing sector, while she – once a stage actress – is acting in a long-running police series on television. With their friends, who include author Léonard (Vincent Macaigne), they discuss the changes taking place in their working lives. But is everything not just staying the same, really? Assayas seems increasingly critical of his protagonists; they are far too wrapped up in themselves to see where they should be heading.

Place: The Cinemas 5

Date: 13 April 2019

Time: 18:45

Duration: 1:25

Place: The Cinemas 5

Date: 14 April 2019

Time: 13:00

Duration: 1:25

Year in Festival
Olivier Assayas
Yorick Le Saux
Guillaume Canet
Juliette Binoche
Vincent Macaigne
Nora Hamzawi
Christa Théret
Pascal Greggory
Simon Jacquet
Charles Gillibert
Production Company
CG Cinema
Production Design
François-Renaud Labarthe
Olivier Assayas
Sound Design
Nicolas Cantin
Daniel Sobrino
Aude Baudassé
Year of Production
Olivier Assayas

Olivier ASSAYAS (1955, France) was educated at the art academy in Paris and wrote for the prestigious magazine Cahiers du Cinéma. He has also written screenplays and directed several short and feature films, documentaries and TV productions. In 1986, his feature debut, Désordre, won the critics' prize in Venice. As well as developing a filmography, Assayas is also working on a bibliography, which includes his book Conversation avec Bergman (1990). Five of his films have already been nominated for a Golden Palm in Cannes, where Personal Shopper (2016) earned him the tied award for Best Director.



(selection) Copyright (1979, short), Rectangle, deux chansons de Jacno (1980, short), Laissé inachevé à Tokyo (1982, short), Winston Tong en studio (1984, short), Désordre/Disorder (1986), L'enfant de l'hiver/Winter’s Child (1989), Paris s'éveille (1991), Une nouvelle vie/A new Life (1993), L'eau froide/Cold Water (1994), Irma Vep (1996), Hou Hsiao-hsien hua hsiang/HHH: A Portrait of Hou Hsiao-hsien (1997, doc), Fin août, début septembre/Late August, Early September (1998), Les destinées sentimentales (2000), Demonlover (2002), Clean (2004), Noise (2005, doc), Paris je t’aime (2006, short), Boarding Gate (2007), Chacun son cinema (2007, short), Eldorado (2008, doc), L’heure d’été/Summer Hours (2008), Carlos (2010, TV series), Après mai/Something in the Air (2012), Clouds of Sils Maria (2014), Personal Shopper (2016), Doubles Vies/Non-Fiction (2018)