About the film
Director: Kore-eda Hirokazu
Actors: Juliette Binoche, Ethan Hawke, Catherine DeneuveAfter the global success of the Cannes Palme d’Or-winning Shoplifters, master auteur Hirokazu Kore-eda’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.
Premiering to great acclaim as the opening night of the 2019 Venice Film Festival, THE TRUTH is a very special cinema experience: a gentle and moving exploration of reality and fiction, family, performance, and the great spectacle of life. It’s a love letter to mothers and daughters everywhere.