The Truth

Original title: La vérité
Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda
Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche, Ethan Hawke, Manon Clavel
Country: France, Japan
Year of production: 2019
Length (min): 106
Language: French, English
Subtitles: English, Czech
Sales: Film Europe
Section: Opening/Closing Film
Sponsors: Francouzský institut v Praze, Česko-japonská společnost

Fabienne (Catherine Deneuve) is a living star of the French cinema who has always put work above everything else. The publication of her memoir expedites the visit of her daughter Lumir (Juliette Binoche) with her husband Hank (Ethan Hawke) and their little daughter. The reunion of the mother-actress and daughter-screenwriter soon turns into a confrontation about the past, truth, and lie. The first English-speaking film by Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda premiered at Venice IFF.

Hirokazu Kore-eda

The Japanese director follows the tradition of Japanese cinema, characteristic for its humanism, compassion and understanding. He has made several documentaries and is well-known among audiences as well as critics thanks to his feature debut Maborosi. . His following films have also enjoyed success at festivals worldwide. His second-to-latest film Shoplifters won a Palme d'Or at Cannes IFF.

With support

Francouzský institut v Praze
Česko-japonská společnost

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