“The Truth”: Hirokazu Kore-eda’s New film to open at the Venice Film Festival

Award-winning Japanese director, Hirokazu Kore-eda’s new film The Truth, is scheduled to open at the Venice Film Festival in 2019.
Filmed in French and English, the film stars international starts such as Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche and Ethan Hawke. Festival director, Alberto Barbera describes the film as “a poetic reflection on the relationship between a mother and her daughter, and the complex profession of acting”.

Deneuve, in The Truth, plats a legendary star of French cinema whose daughter, played by Binoche, returns to Paris. The reunion, according to the film’s synopsis, quickly turns into confrontation “truths will be told, accounts settled, loves and resentments confessed”.

This will be Kore-eda’s first non-Japanese language production. Last year, his film, Shoplifters, won Palme d”Or at Cannes. Known for his subtle style and political commentary, Kore-eda stated that “The cast is prestigious but the film itself recounts a small family story that takes place primarily inside a house. I have tried to make my characters live within this small universe, with their lies, pride, regrets, sadness, joy, and reconciliation.”
The Truth will have its world premiere on 28 August, the opening day of the Venice film festival, which runs until 7 September.