France / 2019 / 107 minutes / Narrative Feature
French with English subtitles
Rated: R (United States)
Director: Olivier Assayas
Featuring: Juliette Binoche, Guillame Canet, Vincent Macaigne, Nora Hamzawi, Christa Theret, Pascal Greggory
“Incredibly witty, fast-paced, and unmistakably French.” – Film Threat
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. Well-acted and sharply written, the film balances dry wit with keen observations on the tensions between art, commerce, and technology, and is a buoyant, breezy delight from a master director at his most effortlessly brilliant.