Official Selection


Olivier Assayas | France | 2018 | 108 min.
O.V. in French subtitled in Spanish and English

Juliette Binoche and Guillaume Canet star in Double Vies: Olivier Assayas meets Woody Allen in a film full of fascinating dialogue, an acute reflection on middle-age in times of the algorithm . Alain is an editor trying to adapt to a world dominated by technology, married to Selena, an actress bogged down in her fame as the protagonist of a famous TV series. The discordant note is added by Léonard (Vincent Magaigne), author of autobiographical novels that set Twitter on fire, who divides them and accentuates the mid-life crisis of the couple and of the pre-internet world from which they come.

Direction: Olivier Assayas

Script: Olivier Assayas

Cinematography: Yorick Le Saux

Editing: Simon Jacquet

Sound: Nicolas Cantin, Daniel Sobrino, Aude Baudassé

Cast: Guillaume Canet, Juliette Binoche, Vincent Macaigne, Nora Hamzawi, Christa Théret, Pascal Greggory

Production: Charles Gillibert, Sylvie Barthet

Production Company: CG Cinéma, Vortex Sutra, Arte France Cinéma

Born in Paris in 1955, he is one of the most consolidated voices in European cinema. He studied painting and literature, and in 1979 he made his first short film Copyright. In the 80s, he was a film critic on the magazine Cahiers du Cinéma and wrote scripts for André Techiné. He made his debut in feature films in 1986 with Disorder, winning the Critics’ Award at Venice, Since then, he has made very successful films such as Irma Vep (1997), Late August, Early September (1998), Demonlover (2002), Clean (2004), Summer Hours (2008), Something in the Air (2012), Clouds of Sils Maria (2014) and Personal Shopper (2016), Official Section in Seville and Best Director Award in Cannes. In 2010 he directed the miniseries Carlos. Double Vies, his latest film, was presented in Venice and Toronto.