After the global success of the Cannes Palme d’Or-winning Shoplifters, master auteur Kore-eda Hirokazu’s wry and charming new dramedy The Truth pairs French screen icons Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche for the first time, as a celebrated actress and her estranged daughter, a screenwriter, who reunite in Paris upon the release of the former’s memoirs. When the star’s long-suffering assistant unexpectedly quits, the two are forced into an awkward working relationship, where suppressed emotions can no longer be kept in check.
The Truth, which had its World Premiere as the Opening Night Gala of the 2019 Venice International Film Festival also stars Academy Award-nominee Ethan Hawke. Working outside his native Japan for the first time, Kore-eda’s film maintains his trademark lyricism and humanism, and offers a moving examination of reality and fiction, family, performance, and the great spectacle of life.
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“Exquisite. Directed with remarkable precision. This is instantly, perhaps inevitably, one of Deneuve’s greatest performances.” – Kevin Maher, The Times
“Sophisticated and pleasurable. From first shot too last, it’s a film of of hight wit, confidence and verve… it’s a must-see.” – Owen Gleiberman, Variety
“Delightful. Kore-eda’s understandings of the complexities of facial love and the disappointments of middle age is as wise as ever. A wistful comic pleasure.” – Nicholas Barber, BBC
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