THE TRUTH World Cinema


Upon publication of her memoir, French screen legend Fabienne (the legendary Catherine Deneuve) receives a visit from her screenwriter daughter Lumir (Juliette Binoche), son-in-law Hank (Ethan Hawke) and granddaughter. The book ignites Lumir’s fury over her mother’s many omissions and outright lies. It’s not long before simmering resentments over past wrongs and parental failings boil over.

In his first film outside of Japan, 2018 Palme d’Or winner Hirokazu Kore-eda (SHOPLIFTERS) captures the egos and insecurities of those caught in the grips of the movie business. While the rest of the cast offer memorable turns, the screen lights up whenever Deneuve and Binoche play formidable foils — arguing, laughing or just quietly inhabiting their characters — in this witty and touching battle of wills. –Ken Jacobson

Hirokazu Kore-eda was born in 1962 in Tokyo, Japan, and graduated from Waseda University in 1987. AFTER LIFE (1998) brought Kore-eda international acclaim. DISTANCE (2001) was selected for official competition at Cannes. STILL WALKING (2008) received high praise internationally. AIR DOLL (2009) made its world premiere in Un Certain Regard at Cannes. I WISH (2011) won the Best Screenplay Award at San Sebastian. LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON (2013) won the Jury Prize at Cannes and broke box office records of his previous films. OUR LITTLE SISTER (2015) premiered in competition at Cannes and San Sebastian and received four awards including Best Film and Best Director at the Japan Academy Prize. AFTER THE STORM (2016) premiered in Un Certain Regard at Cannes. THE THIRD MURDER (2017) premiered in competition at Venice and won six Awards at the Japan Academy Prize. SHOPLIFTERS (2018) won the Palme d’Or at Cannes and broke the box office records of his previous films.

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Country: France

Year: 2019

Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda

Screenwriter: Hirokazu Kore-eda

Producer: Muriel Merlin

Director of Photography: Eric Gautier

Editor: Hirokazu Kore-eda

Production Designer: Riton Dupire-Clément

Music: Alexeï Aïgui

Cast/Featuring: Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche, Ethan Hawke, Ludivine Sagnier

Running Time (minutes): 106 min