The French filmmaker Olivier Assayas is a star of European auteur cinema. His œuvre of over 20 films occupies a wide space in terms of settings, aesthetics and subjects. The world of his films comprises the realities and visual culture of globalized society. The changing of times – in terms of politics, economics and media, as well as biography – and its consequences on personal relationships, family relations and the meaning of art lie at the center of his work. His films are constantly engaged in a dialogue with international film history, captivating with their astonishing variety of genres, wide spectrum of forms of expression, high content of pop culture and a deliberately contemporary spirit.