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OLIVIER ASSAYAS

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CAST
HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT (2017)
Starring Bob Balaban, Wes Anderson, Olivier Assayas, Peter Bogdanovich, Arnaud Desplechin, David Fincher, James Gray, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Richard Linklater and Paul Schrader. Directed by Kent Jones.

Filmmakers discuss how Francois Truffaut's 1966 book "Cinema According to Hitchcock" influenced their work.

REVIEWS Hitchcock/Truffaut - A thrilling celebration of a masterwork

DIRECTOR
PERSONAL SHOPPER (2017)
Starring Kristen Stewart and Lars Eidinger. Directed by Olivier Assayas.

A high-fashion personal shopper to the stars also happens to be a spiritual medium. Grieving the recent death of her twin brother, she haunts his Paris home, determined to make contact with him.

REVIEWS Personal Shopper - A minimalist mess

CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA (2015)
Starring Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloë Grace Moretz, Lars Eidinger, Johnny Flynn, Brady Corbet, Hanns Zischler, Angela Winkler, Nora Von Waldstätten and Aljoscha Stadelmann. Directed by Olivier Assayas.

At the peak of her international career, Maria Enders is asked to perform in a revival of the play that made her famous twenty years ago. But back then she played the role of Sigrid, an alluring young girl who disarms and eventually drives her boss Helena to suicide. Now she is being asked to step into the other role, that of the older Helena. She departs with her assistant to rehearse in Sils Maria; a remote region of the Alps. A young Hollywood starlet with a penchant for scandal is to take on the role of Sigrid, and Maria finds herself on the other side of the mirror, face to face with an ambiguously charming woman who is, in essence, an unsettling reflection of herself.

REVIEWS Clouds of Sils Maria - Strangely pointless

AFTER MAY (2013)
Starring Clément Metayer - Gilles, Lola Créton - Christine and Carole Combes - Laure. Directed by Olivier Assayas.

Gilles is a high school student torn between left-wing activism – he distributes underground newspapers and spray-paints slogans on the school’s walls – and his aspiration to become a painter or filmmaker. After being left behind by his alluring but non-committal girlfriend Laure, he meets political firebrand Christine and senses a kindred spirit. When one of their protests goes wrong and draws police attention – Gilles, Christine and their friends decide to escape the city for the summer to Italy. There they live a bohemian life in sun-drenched villas, drifting between parties, rallies and agit-prop film screenings. But, while politics demand centre stage, the group discovers that at their age everything is mutable, every day holds new possibilities, and life awaits the curious...

REVIEWS After May - Totally empty and utterly dull

BOARDING GATE (2007)
Starring Asia Argento, Michael Madsen, Kelly Lin, Kim Gordon, Carl Ng, Alex Descas, Joana Preiss, Sau-Ming Tsang, Chim Bing-Hei and Lee Kim-Wing. Directed by Olivier Assayas.
NON-FICTION
Starring Guillaume Canet, Juliette Binoche, Vincent Macaigne, Nora Hamzawi, Christa Théret, Pascal Greggory, Laurent Poitrenaux, Sigrid Bouaziz, Lionel Dray and Nicolas Bouchaud. Directed by Olivier Assayas.

REVIEWS Non-Fiction - Literature, laughs and lewd liaisons

WRITER
PERSONAL SHOPPER (2017)
Starring Kristen Stewart and Lars Eidinger. Directed by Olivier Assayas.

A high-fashion personal shopper to the stars also happens to be a spiritual medium. Grieving the recent death of her twin brother, she haunts his Paris home, determined to make contact with him.

REVIEWS Personal Shopper - A minimalist mess

CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA (2015)
Starring Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloë Grace Moretz, Lars Eidinger, Johnny Flynn, Brady Corbet, Hanns Zischler, Angela Winkler, Nora Von Waldstätten and Aljoscha Stadelmann. Directed by Olivier Assayas.

At the peak of her international career, Maria Enders is asked to perform in a revival of the play that made her famous twenty years ago. But back then she played the role of Sigrid, an alluring young girl who disarms and eventually drives her boss Helena to suicide. Now she is being asked to step into the other role, that of the older Helena. She departs with her assistant to rehearse in Sils Maria; a remote region of the Alps. A young Hollywood starlet with a penchant for scandal is to take on the role of Sigrid, and Maria finds herself on the other side of the mirror, face to face with an ambiguously charming woman who is, in essence, an unsettling reflection of herself.

REVIEWS Clouds of Sils Maria - Strangely pointless

BOARDING GATE (2007)
Starring Asia Argento, Michael Madsen, Kelly Lin, Kim Gordon, Carl Ng, Alex Descas, Joana Preiss, Sau-Ming Tsang, Chim Bing-Hei and Lee Kim-Wing. Directed by Olivier Assayas.
NON-FICTION
Starring Guillaume Canet, Juliette Binoche, Vincent Macaigne, Nora Hamzawi, Christa Théret, Pascal Greggory, Laurent Poitrenaux, Sigrid Bouaziz, Lionel Dray and Nicolas Bouchaud. Directed by Olivier Assayas.

REVIEWS Non-Fiction - Literature, laughs and lewd liaisons

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