STArts Friday, June 21
Juliette Binoche and Guillame Canet reunite with acclaimed director Olivier Assayas (Personal Shopper, The Clouds of Sils Maria) for this wry, slyly seductive tale of sex, lies and literature.
“Non-Fiction is a bonbon spiked with delicious wit and malice.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
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. 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. (Dir. by Olivier Assayas, 2019, France, in French with English subtitles, 108 mins., Rated R)