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Olivier Assayas

“With Irma Vep, all of a sudden I decided that it was okay to mix genre, to mix cultures, and that movies sometimes could be experiments, that within the format of modern cinema, within the format of narrative, you could experiment by mixing elements.”

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    CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA

    OLIVIER ASSAYAS France, 2014

    Olivier Assayas directed Kristen Stewart to a history-making César Award win in Clouds of Sils Maria, but it’s La Binoche who really steals the show: on career-best form as the fading star at the slippery center of this Bergmanesque tale of dualities, mirror reflections, and brooding power dynamics.

    PERSONAL SHOPPER

    OLIVIER ASSAYAS France, 2016

    Criss-crossing between London and Paris, this haunting character study doubles as a ghost story that straddles the real and the supernatural. Boasting a soul-bearing performance from Kristen Stewart where grief is made bodily concrete, the film saw Assayas share the Best Director Award at Cannes.

    FLOWERS OF TAIPEI: TAIWAN NEW CINEMA

    CHINLIN HSIEH Taiwan, 2014

    Featuring interviews with Hirokazu Kore-eda, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Wang Bing, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, and Jia Zhangke, this documentary portrait provides a thorough perspective on the landmark New Taiwanese Cinema. An essential document of one of 20th century cinema’s most significant chapters.

    SOMETHING IN THE AIR

    OLIVIER ASSAYAS France, 2012

    Some 18 years after Cold Water, Olivier Assayas revisits his own autobiography for this deeply-felt yet unsentimental drama: a rear-view look at his adolescence in the aftermath of May 1968. A poignant portrait of a generation in mourning, coming-of-age in the face of failed revolution.

    NON-FICTION

    OLIVIER ASSAYAS France, 2018

    Long-lasting affairs, doomed writers and intellectual repartee: welcome to Paris’ publishing world! With a stellar French cast including la Binoche, Olivier Assayas’s digital revolution satire unfolds just like a dinner party—full of impassioned conversations and witty jokes. Acerbic and delightful.

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