Non-Fiction (2019)


Critic Consensus: Well-acted and sharply written, Non-Fiction finds writer-director Olivier Assayas working in a comedic vein that channels classic forebears while remaining utterly fresh.

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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 begins blurring the line between fact and fiction, using his real-life love affairs -- including a passionate fling with an actress who happens to be married to his editor -- as fodder for his explosive new novel. Balancing dry wit with keen observations on the tensions between art, commerce, and technology, Non-Fiction is a buoyant, breezy delight from a master director at his most effortlessly brilliant.


Critic Reviews for Non-Fiction

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (8)

In terms of surface tone, this is one of the airiest things the director has made, though what it has to say about the Internet is as unsettling as Demonlover...

Oct 10, 2018 | Full Review…

[Assayas] is genuinely interested in all sides of the debate and isn't looking for answers so much as constantly asking questions. At the same time, Non-Fiction still feels dry and didactic even if it resists a thesis.

Sep 11, 2018 | Full Review…

The frame holds steadier here; it's the churning dialogue - funny, seductive, always carving out fresh tributaries - that propels you forward.

Sep 7, 2018 | Full Review…

A sexy, fun film filled with a lot of zingers.

Sep 1, 2018 | Full Review…

Olivier Assayas' sly and delightful Non-Fiction... feels like such a lark at first - like a master filmmaker clearing his throat between more significant projects. That's exactly what Assayas wants you to think.

Aug 31, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Gets progressively lighter as it moves along, acknowledging the primacy of human interaction (foibles and all) over doctrine.

Aug 31, 2018 | Full Review…
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