Described as a love letter to mothers and daughters everywhere, The Truth is a story of family relationships, told with wit and warmth. Starring grand dames of French cinema Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche.
The Truth opens with the larger-than-life famed French actress Fabienne (Catherine Deneuve) preparing to publish her tell-all memoirs. This prompts the return of her daughter Lumir (Juliette Binoche) to Paris from New York with her husband Hank (Ethan Hawke) and their young daughter (Clementine Grenier).
This emotionally layered reunion quickly turns to confrontation where truths are told and resentments confessed, as Lumir begins to read Fabienne’s memoir to find it riddled with omissions and embellishments. Tensions rise when the pair are forced into an uncomfortable working relationship after Fabienne’s long-suffering assistant unexpectedly quits.
Set in a spacious house with a leafy garden in Paris, The Truth is an insightful portrayal of delicate family dynamics.
Starring two of French cinema’s most acclaimed actresses, The Truth is written and directed by Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda. While it is his first film since his Palme d’Or winning drama Shoplifters, The Truth also marks his first venture in another language and culture. It retains all the Kore-eda hallmarks such as a hard core of emotional truth wrapped in musings on the reliability of memory and the nature of family dynamics.
Cast & Crew
Director Hirokazu Kore-eda
Writer Hirokazu Kore-eda
Stars Juliette Binoche, Catherine Deneuve, Ethan Hawke, Ludivine Sagnier
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