Director of Photography
Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche, Ethan Hawke, Clementine Grenier
After picking up the Palme d’Or at Cannes last year with The Shoplifters, the seasoned filmmaker, Hirokazu Kore-eda, makes his first foray outside of Japan to direct The Truth, a Paris-set drama that stands out for its compelling script and dazzling cast. Co-starring Juliette Binoche, Catherine Deneuve, Ludivine Sagnier and Ethan Hawke, the film deals with the relationship between Fabienne, a celebrity actress, and the daughter she hasn’t seen for years. Fabienne is gearing up for her latest role in a sci-fi picture as a mother who never grows old, when her daughter’s visit forces a confrontation with the past; and from this point on acting and real life become mixed up. Catherine Deneuve gently mocks her on-screen persona in the film, which bears all the hallmarks of Kore-eda’s idiosyncratic style.
Born in 1962, in Tokyo. Kore-eda is Japan’s foremost modern director, is known for creating deeply atmospheric family portrayals, which often involve deprivation or an absence: a husband’s inexplicable death in Maborosi (1995) or a mother’s abandonment of her child in Nobody Knows (2004). Our Little Sister (2015), based on the manga Umimachi Diary, a father’s passing brings sisters together. In 2018, Shoplifters won the Palme d’Or at the 71st Cannes Film Festival and broke the box office records of his previous films.
France, Japan, 2019