Official US Trailer for Olivier Assayas' Intellectual Drama 'Non-Fiction'

March 7, 2019
Source: YouTube

Non-Fiction Trailer

"Some people write feel-good books. I write feel-bad books." Sundance Selects (via IFC Films) has debuted the first official US trailer for the intellectual indie comedy Non-Fiction, the latest from acclaimed French filmmaker Olivier Assayas (of Summer Hours, Carlos, Clouds of Sils Maria, Personal Shopper). The film premiered at the Venice Film Festival last year under the French title Doubles Vies, which translates to Double Lives, a reference to the characters in the film being writers who live "double lives" through their work. Set in the Parisian publishing world, an editor and an author find themselves in over their heads, as they cope with a middle-age crisis, the changing industry and their wives. This stars Guillaume Canet, Juliette Binoche, Vincent Macaigne, Christa Théret, Nora Hamzawi, and Pascal Greggory. I saw this in Venice and it's a fun one, will really kick your brain into high gear thinking about all that it discusses.

Here's the official US trailer (+ French poster) for Olivier Assayas' Non-Fiction, direct from YouTube:

Non-Fiction Poster

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 (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. Non-Fiction, originally titled Doubles Vies in French, is written and directed by French filmmaker Olivier Assayas, of the films Les destinées, Demonlover, Clean, Boarding Gate, Summer Hours, Carlos, Something in the Air, Clouds of Sils Maria, and Personal Shopper previously. This premiered at the Venice Film Festival last year, and it also played at the Telluride, Toronto, and New York Film Festivals. Sundance Selects will release Assayas' Non-Fiction in select theaters starting May 3rd.

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Look good. That poster is great too!!~

DAVIDPD on Mar 7, 2019


Charming ...

shiboleth on Mar 7, 2019


Sure, why not? The French are much better at making intelligent comedies about sex and adultery, etc. than here in America. Besides, I love Ms. Binoche's work and have for years. I'm hit and miss on the director, Assayas' work. I didn't much care for Clouds of Silas Maria, but really liked Personal Shopper so I'll give this one a shot for sure. I found the trailer and characters and situation amusing.

thespiritbo on Mar 7, 2019


I was really interested in Personal Shopper...but, Kristen Stewart...

kitano0 on Mar 7, 2019


She's great and she was great in Personal Shopper, so I don't see what the problem is.

Efterklang on Mar 8, 2019


No "problem", just preference... I've tried to like her, but after "Snow White and the Huntsman", I have to take a pass...she was good as Joan Jett, though...but not as good as Fanning's Cherie Currie

kitano0 on Mar 8, 2019


I have to agree with Efterklang below regarding Ms. Stewart in general and in Personal Shopper specifically. I don't watch stuff like Snow White and the there's that. And her work with this director is not that kind of silly, mass audience pleasing fare. Big difference.

thespiritbo on Mar 8, 2019


I have to agree with Efterklang below regarding Ms. Stewart in general and in Personal Shopper specifically. I don't watch stuff like Snow White and the there's that. And her work with this director is not that kind of silly, mass audience pleasing fare. Big difference.

thespiritbo on Mar 8, 2019


I've seen her in many movies...and she appears to be the same in every movie I've seen her in...emotionless, near comatose, expressionless. As one reviewer stated "she's like my refrigerator...I can put steak, chicken, veggies, soda in my refrigerator, and it's still a refrigerator...that's Stewart's acting...she's a refrigerator in everything she does" In "Huntsman", not only did I have to suffer her terrible acting, but also her big bunny front teeth that protrude from her face in almost every scene.

kitano0 on Mar 9, 2019


I think the reviewer you quoted as his head up his rear end and totally disagree with you perceptions of this wonderful actress and find it unamusing to comment on her teeth as 'big bunny front teeth'. Come on, man. I thought you were better than that. The thing is, those in the film world don't have the same views and you and your reviewer as she's respected as an actress and works all time. So the peanut gallery and it's views are of no import. Plus, you've not even seen Personal Shopper. I doubt you'd like it or her as her talent and work might be too subtle for you. Peace.

thespiritbo on Mar 9, 2019


Well, the bunny teeth was a little much...

kitano0 on Mar 9, 2019

12, okay then. I like her. A lot. You don't. A lot, along with her's cool, I understand and have no problem with your preference. I would imagine you will be going nuts when she comes out soon in a remake of that bit of silliness Charlie's'll not be seeing that one, mind you. Bet you do though...righto? Cheers!

thespiritbo on Mar 11, 2019


Well, that was a great surprise...laughed out loud more than once! Certainly needed it after that first 10 seconds of that "Relaxer" thing...

kitano0 on Mar 7, 2019


I really enjoyed Assayas' two most recent films. (Haven't seen his earlier ones) Since this is more of a comedy I'm not as tempted to watch it but it looks good.

Efterklang on Mar 8, 2019


A whimsical and lighthearted fare about adultery, because it's French.

THE_RAW_ on Mar 14, 2019

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