Non-Fiction. 2018. France. Directed and written by Olivier Assayas. With Juliette Binoche, Guillaume Canet, Vincent Macaigne. In French; English subtitles. 108 min.
“Set within the world of publishing, Olivier Assayas’s film finds two hopelessly intertwined couples—Guillaume Canet’s troubled book executive and Juliette Binoche’s weary actress; Vincent Macaigne’s boorish novelist and Nora Hamzawi’s straight-and-balanced political operative—obsessed with the state of things, and how (or when) it will (or might) change. Is print dying? Has blogging replaced writing? Is fiction over? But the divide between what these characters—and their friends, and their enemies, and everyone in between—talk about and what is actually happening between them, moment by moment, is what gives Non-Fiction its very particular charm, humor, and lifelike stabs of emotion.” (2018 New York Film Festival program notes)