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The Truth (2019)

La vérité (original title)
PG | | Drama | 20 March 2020 (USA)
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A stormy reunion between scriptwriter Lumir with her famous mother and actress, Fabienne, against the backdrop of Fabienne's autobiographic book and her latest role in a Sci-Fi picture as a mother who never grows old.

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Hirokazu Koreeda

Writers:

Hirokazu Koreeda (screenplay), Ken Liu (film in film based on short story by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Catherine Deneuve ... Fabienne Dangeville
Juliette Binoche ... Lumir
Ethan Hawke ... Hank
Clémentine Grenier Clémentine Grenier ... Charlotte
Manon Clavel ... Manon Lenoir
Alain Libolt Alain Libolt ... Luc Garbois
Christian Crahay Christian Crahay ... Jacques
Roger Van Hool ... Pierre
Ludivine Sagnier ... L'actrice qui joue Amy à 38 ans
Laurent Capelluto ... Le journaliste
Maya Sansa
Jackie Berroyer ... Le chef du restaurant
Sébastien Chassagne ... Le réalisateur du film
Helmi Dridi ... Le chauffeur de Fabienne
Virgile M'Fouilou Virgile M'Fouilou ... Le vendeur d'art africain
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Storyline

Fabienne is a star; a star of French cinema. She reigns amongst men who love and admire her. When she publishes her memoirs, her daughter Lumir returns from New York to Paris with her husband and young child. The reunion between mother and daughter will quickly turn to confrontation: truths will be told, accounts settled, loves and resentments confessed. Written by Producer

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Rated PG for thematic and suggestive elements, and for smoking and brief language | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | Japan

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

20 March 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Truth See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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$4,707,571
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1.85 : 1
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slightly funny, slightly sad reflective slice of life of a movie
6 February 2020 | by mjfhhhSee all my reviews

Fabienne is a French movie star. Young no more she behaves as if the time has not touched her. Fabienne's house routine is thrown into turmoil when her daughter arrives with her American husband, at the exact time Fabienne's autobiography has been released. The book will hurt many of Fabienne's acquaintances, past and present, but most importantly those close to her. When Fabienne and her daughter go head to head over their past, it becomes clear each of them has their own version of the truth. And what is the truth when the eyes are clouded and the minds refuse to listen?

Hirokazu Koreeda riding on his SHOPLIFTERS fame has now addressed his passion project. Full of innuendo and suppressed emotions this is subtle French drama at its best. It is amazing how a Japanese director could shoot a uniquely French film, even capturing the widespread flaws of modern French moviemaking such as static camera and endless conversations about nothing. A full star ensemble including Deneuve, Binoche and Sagnier are having a ball. And they are a delight to watch.

The movie is full of great ideas about growing up, growing old and the nature of family relationships, all introduced lightheartedly and only there if you want to dig deeper. Otherwise it is a slow, slightly funny, slightly sad reflective slice of life of a movie that you won't miss if you don't see it. But do see it as it is a warm distraction from the daily life routine that we all have to have.


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