Doubles Vies

French director Olivier Assayas (Personal Shopper) probes the promises and pitfalls of art in the age of digital communication, in this comedy about a Parisian publisher and his successful-actor wife adapting to the new media landscape.

Please note that this film is in French, with Dutch subtitles.
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Alain, a successful Parisian publisher, and Léonard, one of his long-time authors, are reluctant to fully embrace today’s world of modern digital practices. When they meet to discuss Léonard’s new manuscript – yet another work of auto-fiction recycling his love affair with a minor celebrity – Alain must tell his friend that it is too outdated to be published, even though, Selena, Alain’s wife, is convinced it is Léonard’s masterpiece.

Digital disruption is all around us these days, and Olivier Assayas, who structured much of his previous film PERSONAL SHOPPER around cell phones and texting, returns to this theme in his highly intelligent new examination of what this technology means to our lives. DOUBLES VIES is both a delicious comedy of manners and an enquiry focused on a group of middle-aged, middle-class French men and women, and how they are affected by the hyperconnectivity of today.

Olivier Assayas, France, 2018, 108 min. French spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Guillaume Canet, Juliette ​Binoche, Vincent Macaigne, Christa Théret, Nora Hamzawi.