Venice Festival 2018: existential and artistic crises in "Doubles Lives" by Olivier Assayas
by Olivier Assayas
with Guillaume Canet, Juliette Binoche, Vincent Macaigne, Nora Hamzawi, Christa Théret, Pascal Greggory …
Olivier Assayas portrays the story of two couples, composed of a publisher and his wife, actress, and an author and his companion, a politician's advisor. This quartet, of which at least three are plagued by doubts, about the choices they make in their respective transactions. Among the concerns about the irruption of digital art, it is also the doubts about choices and more intimate paths that come to the fore, to better discuss the couple and the imperfection of man.
The expansions about the relationship with the internet, free work, digitization, and the dissemination of personal opinions are quite exciting and clear. As for the allusion of cinephiles (love at a meeting of the "White ribbon", the role proposal to Juliette Binoche), they are pretty crunchy Also to be praised, the very successful performance of Nora Hamzawi, in insensitive political animal, that refuses to fall into the sentimentality of his companion, and thus reverses the roles wonderfully.
Source: Olivier Bachelard