After winning the Palme d’Or and earning an Oscar nomination for his previous film Shoplifters, Kore-eda continues on his path to global domination by assembling the Avengers of arthouse cinema: esteemed French actresses Catherine Deneueve and Juliette Binoche, and star of First Reformed and the Before trilogy Ethan Hawke.
There is a meta level to the filmmaker's latest study of the familial: Deneuve stars as Fabienne, a legendary French actress whose troubled relationship with her screenwriter daughter (played by Binoche) comes to a head when Fabienne publishes her memoir. Paris forms the backdrop for the confrontation, which marks the director’s first film made outside of Japan and not in his native language.
Despite its cast and Parisian setting, The Truth will remain subdued in usual Kore-eda fashion. 'The cast is prestigious, but the film itself recounts a small family story that takes place primarily inside a house,' Korea-eda said. 'I have tried to make my characters live within this small universe, with their lies, pride, regrets, sadness, joy, and reconciliation.'
Curzon Artificial Eye is handling the film’s UK release, but it will first make stops at the Venice Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival before coming to the UK. Kore-eda has rarely put a foot wrong, so a tender depiction of a broken family is most certainly what awaits.
|What||The Truth: Hirokazu Kore-eda's Parisian family drama|
28 Aug 19 – 28 Aug 20, TIMES VARY
|Price||£ determined by cinemas|
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