The Truth

    The Truth


    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.

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    • Catherine DeneuveFabienne Dangeville
    • Juliette BinocheLumir
    • Ethan HawkeHank
    • Clémentine GrenierCharlotte
    • Manon ClavelManon
    • Alain LiboltLuc
    • Christian CrahayJacques
    • Roger Van HoolPierre
    • Ludivine SagnierAnna
    • Laurent CapellutoJournalist


    • 90


      Kore-eda’s first film made outside his native Japan, it’s a fascinating exploration of the fallibility of memory and of how the truths we tell ourselves so frequently outweigh an empirical certainty.
    • 83


      This wise and diaphanous little drama finds Kore-eda once again exploring his usual obsessions, as the man behind the likes of “Still Walking” and “After the Storm” offers yet another insightful look at the underlying fabric of a modern family.
    • 80


      From first shot to last, it’s a film of high wit and confidence and verve, an astonishingly fluid and accomplished act of boundary-leaping.
    • 75

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      There’s the potential for melodrama, but despite the misleadingly grandiose title, The Truth is not in the business of the grand, tormented revelation. Instead, it’s an accretion of little moments, often very funny, sometimes a little sad, but always embedded in the reality of these sharply drawn, idiosyncratic characters.
    • 75

      Slant Magazine

      The tactility of earlier Hirokazu Kore-eda imagery has been traded for a softer, more luscious, nevertheless melancholic dream world.
    • 70

      The Hollywood Reporter

      Deneuve's slyly self-satirizing performance ... ensures that The Truth remains a pleasurable entertainment.
    • 70

      Screen Daily

      A very European film of charm and wit that hits the occasional emotional high note, and sees Catherine Deneuve embracing her tastiest role since Potiche with verve and gusto.
    • 60

      The Guardian

      It’s handsome, it’s amusing, it knows exactly where it’s going. All that is missing is that crucial fifth gear.

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