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Director
Hirokazu Kore-eda

Screenplay
Hirokazu Kore-eda

Director of Photography
Eric Gautier

Editing
Hirokazu Kore-eda

Cast
Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche, Ethan Hawke, Clementine Grenier

Producer
Muriel Merlin

Production Company
3B Productions

The Truth

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.

 

Hirokazu Kore-eda
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
DCP, Colour
106’