DOUBLES VIES

France 2019

Synopsis

Set in the Parisian publishing world, an editor and an author find themselves in over their heads, as they cope with a middle-age crisis, the changing industry and their wives.

Director's Biography

Born in Paris in 1955, Olivier Assayas started out as a painter and graphic designer. He began making his own short films while pursuing his interest in globalising culture and technology as an editor of "Cahiers du Cinema" (1980-1985).
Since his first feature film, DISORDER, which was awarded the Critic’s Week Prize at the Venice Biennale (1986) he has consistently delivered a rich and diverse body of works that has brought him international recognition. SUMMER HOURS (2008) was named one of the “Best Films of the 21st Century (so far)”, by the New York Times.
Olivier Assayas also published a few books including a collection of his essays on film, a biography of Kenneth Anger and a series of conversations with Ingmar Bergman.

Filmography:
2018 - NON-FICTION
2016 - PERSONAL SHOPPER
2014 - CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA
2012 - SOMETHING IN THE AIR
2010 - CARLOS
2008 - SUMMER HOURS
2008 - ELDORADO, TV doc.
2007 - BOARDING GATE
2007 - CHACUN SON CINÉMA, short
2006 - PARIS, JE T’AIME, short
2005 - NOISE, doc.
2004 - CLEAN
2002 - DEMONLOVER
2000 - LES DESTINÉES SENTIMENTALES
1999 - LATE AUGUST, EARLY SEPTEMBER
1997 - HHH – A PORTRAIT OF HOU HSIAO-HSIEN, doc.
1996 - IRMA VEP
1994 - COLD WATER
1993 - A NEW LIFE
1991 - PARIS AWAKENS
1989 - WINTER’S CHILD
1986 - DISORDER
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Cast & Crew

Directed by: Olivier Assayas

Written by: Olivier Assayas

Produced by: Charles Gillibert, Charles Gillibert

Cinematography: Yorick le Saux

Editing: Simon Jacquet

Production Design: Francois-Renaud Labarthe

Costume Design: Jürgen Doering

Hair & Make-up: Bernard Floch

Sound: Nicolas Cantin

Main Cast: Juliette Binoche (Selena), Vincent Macaigne (Leonard), Nora Hamzawi (Valérie), Christa Theret (Laure), Guillaume Canet (Alain)

Nominations and Awards

  • EFA Feature Film Selection 2019