CAST: Guillaume Canet, Juliette Binoche, Vincent Macaigne DIRECTOR: Olivier Assayas TUESDAY FILM SERIES
Juliette Binoche and Guillame Canet reunite with acclaimed director Olivier Assayas 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 begins blurring the line between fact and fiction, using his real-life love affairs -- including a passionate fling with an actress who happens to be married to his editor -- as fodder for his explosive new novel. Balancing dry wit with keen observations on the tensions between art, commerce, and technology, Non-Fiction is a buoyant, breezy delight from a master director at his most effortlessly brilliant.
It makes us think about how we consume the written word in this 21st century. It also allows us to enjoy the company of a quartet of characters trying to deal with change in their lives.Beth Accomando, KPBS.org
In barely disguised code, "Non-Fiction" operates as a wry analysis of Assayas' chosen profession as filmmaker.Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
A breezily entertaining comedy of manners when it isn't getting bogged down by its characters' self-conscious meditations on life and culture in the digital age.Adam Lubitow, Rochester City Newspaper