The Truth (La vérité)


Rafael 1 Sat, Oct 12, 2019 2:45 PM
Film Info
Section:World Cinema
Running Time:106 min.
Premiere Status:US
Director:Hirokazu Kore-eda
Producer:Muriel Merlin
Screenwriter:Hirokazu Kore-eda
Léa Le Dimna
Cinematographer:Éric Gauthier
Editor:Hirokazu Kore-eda
Cast:Catherine Deneuve
Juliette Binoche
Ethan Hawke
Ludivine Sagnier
Print Source:IFC Films
Note Writer:Diane de Monx


Master auteur Hirokazu Kore-eda, Palme d’Or winner for Shoplifters (MVFF 2018), directs his first film outside his native Japan, venturing to Paris for a contemplative family drama starring two of Gallic cinema’s biggest stars, Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche. As glamorous movie star Fabienne Dangeville (Deneuve) readies her latest film, a science-fiction drama about a mother who never ages seen through the lifecycle of her daughter and prepares to publish a highly fabricated memoir, her estranged daughter Lumir (a splendid Binoche) arrives with her struggling actor husband (Ethan Hawke) and child for a visit. Fabienne’s projects act as a catalyst, forcing the women to face long-buried, painful truths, a confrontation that will either bring them closer or rupture their relationship completely. With keen knowledge of French cinema and literature, Kore-eda astutely lends the observant, tender eye his audiences have come to cherish to a Francophile’s dream project, the opener of this year’s Venice Film Festival.

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Director Hirokazu Kore-eda