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The Truth (2019)

La vérité (original title)
PG | | Drama | 11 October 2019 (Japan)
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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:

11 October 2019 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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$4,915,098
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The film was part of the line-up at TIFF Toronto International Film Festival in September 2019. See more »

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References Psycho (1960) See more »

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Deneuve Is Magnificent
18 December 2019 | by holly-4everSee all my reviews

This film is not what one may expect. Trailers leave one to think it's dramatic, but it's mostly a dramedy (comedy/drama), leaning more towards comedy. Deneuve has impeccable comedic timing, and it's a surprising side of her that many don't get to see in her numerous other films. Some reviews describe her character, Fabienne, as a narcissist, but those are clearly people who don't know what true narcissists are like. One can say that Fabienne is somewhat self-absorbed, though given that she's an actress, she is rather self-aware and not as selfish as one would expect (if you know the entertainment industry). Binoche and Deneuve have excellent chemistry on screen, and the difficulty in their relationship plays off well: both stylistically and emotionally. The film is a gentle view of a mother-daughter relationship that has been built on misunderstandings from two people who are quite different in their approach to the world around them. There are many laughs, but a few tears, awaiting the audience. It's one of Deneuve's best roles in a few years and she gives it her all. Binoche provides the more tangible emotions of the film, but don't let Fabienne (Deneuve) fool you into thinking she doesn't care or feel much at all. And that is the Truth.


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