Kore-eda Hirokazu's "The Truth", a drama starring Catherine Deneuve as (what else?) Popular star of French cinema, will open next month the Venice Film Festival, the organizers said on Thursday.
The winner of the Japanese directorial film, which he shot for the first time outside of his home country, is also played by Juliette Binoche and Ethan Hawke.
The film, which will compete, follows Deneuve as a French movie star with many male admirers who start a family rip as she publishes her memoirs. Her daughter (Binoche) returns to Paris with her husband (Hawke) and her young child from New York, a reunion that turns to confrontation: truths are told, accounts paid, love and resentment confessed.
"The encounter between the universe of Japan's most important filmmaker today and two beloved actresses like Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche has brought a poetic reflection on the subject to life The relationship between a mother and her daughter and the complex profession of the actor, "said festival director Alberto Barbera in a statement. "It will be a pleasure to present this film as the opening film of this year's Venice Film Festival."
The festival runs from 28th August to 7th September.
Kore-eda was first awarded internationally in 1
Muriel Merlin produced "The Truth" together with co-producers Miyuki Fukuma and Matilde Incerti. The film is a co-production of 3B Productions Bunbuku & M.i Movies, France 3 cinéma, with the participation of France Télévisions, Canal +, Cine +, Le Pacte, Wild Bunch and Gaga Corporation.