The Truth (2019)

  • Drama
  • 1h 46m
“I’d prefer to have been a bad mother and a good actress”

Japanese auteur Hirokazu Kore-eda (Shoplifters) returns with another delightfully complex tale of family. To celebrate the publication of iconic French actress Fabienne’s (Catherine Deneuve) tell-all memoir, her somewhat estranged daughter Lumir (Juliette Binoche) travels back to Paris with her American husband (Ethan Hawke) and daughter in tow. Shocked to find her mothers memories are much more romantic than she remembers, Lumir is forced to connect with her Fabienne when she inspires her long-time assistant to quit and Lumir must step in and help Fabienne on and off the set of her latest film which has Fabienne grappling with her age. Rich and warm, The Truth is a remarkable film from the ever empathetic Kore-eda, with Deneuve and Binoche making the ultimate mother-daughter pair.

“Works splendidly. A gentle film composed of many delights.” — David Stratton, The Australian


Hirokazu Koreeda


English, French

Hardcoded Subtitles



France, Japan