France 2018 | 107 minutes | French | Hebrew, English subtitles
Alain is the successful manager of a publishing house facing the challenges of the digital era in the literary world. He shows no interest in a new manuscript from his long-time author, Leonard, while his wife, Selena, thinks otherwise. This is merely the starting point for Olivier Assayas’s new film in which he revisits the philosophical style of his early works. It appears that only prominent actors, such as Juliette Binoche and Guillaume Canet, can carry Assayas’s long and convoluted dialogues with such convincing subtlety and grace. As the film unfolds, a level of weighty emotion is interwoven with its intellectual and comical aspects. Since its debut at the Venice Film Festival, Non-Fiction has been widely acclaimed by critics at every major festival.