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.
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.
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