Non-Fiction (Doubles Vies)

Non-Fiction (Doubles Vies)

A writer and a publisher struggle to cope with a changing industry in this French comedy from Cannes Best Director winner Olivier Assayas.

"Alain (Guillaume Canet, Love Me If You Dare), a successful Parisian publisher struggling to adapt to the digital revolution, has major doubts about the new manuscript of Léonard (Vincent Macaigne, The Innocents), one of his long-time authors – another work of auto-fiction recycling his love affair with a minor celebrity. Selena (Juliette Binoche), Alain’s wife, a famous stage actress, is of the opposite opinion." (Venice Film Festival)

Directed by

  • Olivier Assayas('Personal Shopper', 'Clouds of Sils Maria', 'Something in the Air')

Written by

Comedy, World Cinema, Festival & Independent


French with English subtitles


Little White Lies


The comic scenes are the most assured, capturing some brilliant reaction shots that really sell the Sisyphean task of being a struggling author.

Los Angeles Times


The frame holds steadier here; it's the churning dialogue - funny, seductive, always carving out fresh tributaries - that propels you forward.

Variety (USA)


Gets progressively lighter as it moves along, acknowledging the primacy of human interaction (foibles and all) over doctrine.

Hollywood Reporter


A new treasure from one of France's most vital filmmakers.

Screen International


It's only gradually that Assayas allows his self-penned script to open the comedy throttle, overlaying this strata of ideas with cute, smart, sexy comic strokes, without ever quite undermining it.