French film set in the book world – DOUBLES VIES/NON-FICTION – issued on dvd

Non-fictionDOUBLES VIES/NON-FICTION (15) FRANCE 2018 ASSAYAS, OLIVIER £17.99
Staring Juliette Binoche and Guillaume Canet, the film is described by the Hollywood Reporter as ‘ comedy of art, adultery and midlife crises set in the Parisian publishing world’.

Leonard, a technophobe author, believes social media has vulgarized the art of the written word, while publisher Alain,  is willing to embrace the new digital age.

In French with English subtitles

FRENCH LANGUAGE NOTES TO DOUBLES VIES – NON-FICTION

ENGLISH LANGUAGE NOTES TO DOUBLES VIES NON-FICTION

Hollywood Reporter review –

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/fiction-review-1137737

Sight and Sound review –

https://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/sight-sound-magazine/reviews-recommendations/non-fiction-olivier-assayas-juliette-binoche-dated-critique-print-culture

DVD available to buy from-

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds

 

Olivier Assayas coming-of-age drama – L’EAU FROIDE/COLD WATER – out on Blu Ray

Cold WaterL’EAU FROIDE/COLD WATER – THE CRITERION COLLECTION (15) 1994 FRANCE ASSAYAS, OLIVIER BLU RAY £28.99
Coming-of-age drama set in the outskirts of Paris in the early 1970s. Teenage lovers Gilles and Christine get involved in petty crimes. To escape their disapproving parents and to start a new life together they join a commune filled with like-minded young people.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy from-

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds

 

Olivier Assayas’s – DÉSORDRE/DISORDE and L’ENFANT DE L’HIVER/WINTER’S CHILD – issued on Blu Ray

Early Films of Olivier AssayasTHE EARLY FILMS OF OLIVIER ASSAYAS (15) 1986 FRANCE BLU RAY ONLY £23.99
Features –

DÉSORDRE/DISORDER (1986) about a group of friends who carry out a robbery of a music store which results in one man being killed.

L’ENFANT DE L’HIVER/WINTER’S CHILD (1989) in which Stéphane leaves his pregnant wife Natalia in a bid to avoid the responsibility of fatherhood.
In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy from-

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds

Olivier Assayas – APRÈS MAI,/SOMETHING IN THE AIR – released on dvd

Something in the AirAPRÈS MAI,/SOMETHING IN THE AIR (15) 2012  FRANCE  ASSAYAS, OLIVIER  DVD – £19.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Contemplative French drama set three years after the Paris riots of 1968. With hopes of revolution still high in society, aspiring artist Gilles (Clément Métayer) is torn between his painting and his protesting. After his girlfriend Laure (Carole Combes) moves to London it isn’t long before he meets like-minded Christine (Lola Créton) who is committed to the same ideas as himself.

After one of their protests results in the police coming after them they escape to Italy for the summer, and in between parties, his art and more political rallies, Gilles becomes interested in film making as a creative medium.

French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds

Guardian Review – http://www.theguardian.com/film/2013/may/23/something-in-the-air-review