THE TRUTH (PG)
Available now on demand from Curzon Home Cinema
Buoyed by the success of Shoplifters at the Cannes Film Festival it was perhaps inevitable that Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda should be tempted by the challenge of making a film in France and in French with two of the country’s most luminous stars, Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche, as mother and daughter.
An interview with Juliette Binoche can be found at Eyeforfilm.
Fabienne (Deneuve) 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 (Binoche) 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.
“An absorbing serio-comic flourish…” Peter Bradshaw’s Film of the Week, The Guardian
“One of Deneuve’s greatest performances, with Kore-eda transforming the magisterial persona she frequently supplies to other directors into something more complex, tragic and yet defiant…” Kevin Maher, The Times