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Legends of French cinema Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche join masterful filmmaker Hirokazu Koreeda (Shoplifters, Still Walking) to paint a moving portrait of family dynamics in THE TRUTH. Fabienne (Catherine Deneuve) is an aging French movie star who, despite her momentary lapses in memory, remains a venerable force to be reckoned with. Upon the publication of her memoirs, her daughter Lumir (Juliette Binoche) returns to Paris from New York with her husband (Ethan Hawke) and their young daughter to commemorate its release. A sharp and funny battle of wits ensues between the mother-daughter duo, as Lumir takes issue with Fabienne’s rose-colored version of the past. Reflected cleverly by Fabienne’s latest role in a sci-fi drama, their strained relationship takes a poignant journey toward possible reconciliation. Charming, bold, and imbued with endless emotional insight, THE TRUTH offers a relatable look at human relationships, featuring exquisite performances from its all-star cast.
France | Japan, 2019, 106 minutes, Rated PG, In English and French with English Subtitles, Directed by Hirokazu Koreeda
“Funny and sneakily touching…Seeing French divinities Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche together is enough to make this movie a must see—and that’s no lie.”– Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE
“From first shot to last, it's a film of high wit and confidence and verve, an astonishingly fluid and accomplished act of boundary-leaping. Catherine Deneuve gives a magnificent performance.”– Owen Gleiberman, VARIETY
“In the history of cinema, there have been no shortage of dysfunctional mother-daughter dramas. Let’s now add ‘The Truth’ to the annals of the greats.”– Christopher Llewellyn Reed, HAMMER TO NAIL
“Funny, thoughtful, and occasionally wicked.”– Chris Barsanti, POP MATTERS
“A warm and moving family portrait with the kind of sensitivity only a master storyteller can bring to the table.”– David Ehrlich, INDIEWIRE
“A charming love letter to Catherine Deneuve and an affectionate ode to French cinema itself.”– David Rooney, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER