Director: Olivier Assayas
Year Released: 2018
Alain (Guillaume Canet), a book editor, rejects the latest work of "autobiographical fiction" from author Léonard (Vincent Macaigne) ... as it turns out the "novel" is a thinly disguised 'confession' of his affair with Alain's actress wife Selena (Juliette Binoche). It's babbling and rambling and more banal than it needed to be: it's as if Olivier drew up a checklist of his pet passions - paper vs. e-text, search engines, "post-truth," "algorithms," adult coloring books, etc. - and then went through them, one by one, instead of putting them on his own blog so people can read them on their iPads. While it's listed as a comedy, there aren't any laughs ... although I guess the fact that almost all the characters are cheating on their partners and no one's really that upset by it - including Léonard's wife Valérie (Nora Hamzawi) - is very ... ahem, "stereotypical" of a certain country in Europe (what a lovely rep to maintain, too).