Set amidst the bohemian intelligentsia of the Parisian publishing world, Non-Fiction traces the romantic and emotional fallout that results when a controversial writer blurs the line between fact and fiction. The writer (Vincent Macaigne) uses his real-life love affairs—including a passionate fling with an actress (Juliette Binoche) who happens to be married to his editor (Guillaume Canet)—as fodder for an explosive new novel. Balancing dry wit with keen observations on the tensions between art, commerce, and technology, director Olivier Assayas (Clouds of Sils Maria) proves again why he is among the most interesting of contemporary French filmmakers.

Non-Fiction operates as a wry analysis of Assayas’s chosen profession as filmmaker.” —Chicago Tribune

“‘Is it good?’ When it comes to the myriad subjects at hand, the debate rages on. As for the movie itself, the answer is a resounding yes.” —Washington Post

“One scene flows into the next in such a natural way that it seems life is unfolding as it always does, but that, for some reason, real life is suddenly interesting.” —San Francisco Chronicle

“A treat for those of us who care about books and ideas, and who are suckers for foreign films with subtitles.” —Malibu Times

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Olivier Assayas
French with English subtitles
Running Time
106 minutes
Digital , Color