French Film Review: Doubles Vies, Directed by Olivier Assayas

French Film Review: Doubles Vies, Directed by Olivier Assayas

Concerned about the digital revolution, literary editor Alain Danielson (Guillaume Canet) refuses to publish his long-time author Léonard Spiegel’s (Vincent Macaigne) latest auto-fiction offering. His firm hires Laure (Christa Théret) to smoothe the transition to the digital age… and Alain sleeps with her. Meanwhile, Alain’s wife, Selena (Juliette Binoche) is having an affair with Léonard, who is himself in a relationship.

Farcical love quadrangle aside, the main focus of this movie is how we do – or don’t – adapt to the changing world we live in. Are tweets really modern haikus? Sit back and enjoy the debate in this well-acted and funny film which has the warmth of wisdom in its bones.

Director: Olivier Assayas
Starring: Guillaume Canet, Juliette Binoche, Vincent Macaigne

From France Today magazine

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