Basking in the tremendous success of her debut autobiographical novel dedicated to her late mother, suddenly, the lonely Parisian author, Delphine Dayrieux, realises that there are cold and unrelenting haters among a sea of worshippers. On the other hand, though, there's Elle--the passionate admirer, and cryptic new friend--who takes Delphine by surprise, and just like that, worms her way into the unsuspecting writer's life. However, who is truly this elusive and alluringly enigmatic woman who is bent on helping Delphine break through a persistent writer's block? More and more, Elle becomes designingly indispensable. Can she jolt Delphine out of her torpor?Written by
You get the impression that people no longer know how to see a film and what it says. Not only is the rhythm similar to Polanski's previous films, but it develops a disturbing relationship between a novelist and herself and the whole with her audience. The film criticizes the novelists who play on the autofiction and the public of social networks in the narcissistic relationship that all this little world maintains with itself. The theme of the double is at the center of the film and Polanski had wanted to adapt Dostoeivski's Double. Polanski hasn't changed, it's the public that has become more ignorant in general.
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