Double Lives

  • Olivier Assayas
  • France
  • 2018
  • 107'
  • Doubles vies

Existential crises, betrayals and misunderstandings connect two couples of friends against the background of the print media crisis and the digital revolution in the publishing business and the increasingly crucial role of social networks in the cultural field. Alain, a successful Parisian publisher struggling to adapt to the digital revolution, has major doubts about the new manuscript of Léonard, one of his long-time authors – another work of autofiction recycling his love affair with a minor celebrity. Selena, Alain’s wife, a famous stage actress, is of the opposite opinion. The film premiered in Venice this year and was also screened at TIFF.

Subtitles: HR, EN

Olivier Assayas

He began making short films while being an editor of Cahiers du Cinéma (1980–85). Since his first feature film, Désordre, awarded the Critics’ Week Prize in Venice (1986), he directed Irma Vep (1996), Cold Water (2004), Demonlover (2002), Clean (2004), Clouds of Sils Maria (2014), Personal Shopper (2016), all presented – and some also awarded – in Cannes.

Double Lives

Olivier Assayas
Olivier Assayas
Guillaume Canet, Juliette Binoche, Vincent Macaigne, Nora Hamzawi, Christa Théret, Pascal Greggory
Yorick Le Saux
Simon Jacquet
Charles Gillibert
CG Cinéma, Vortex Sutra, Arte France Cinema, Playtime
Festivals & Awards
Venice Film Festival 2018; Toronto Int’l Film Festival 2018 – Special Screening, Milano Film Festival 2018; New York Int’l Film Festival 2018

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