The Truth
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The Truth

Thu Jan 16 4:30 PM
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Jetty Memorial Theatre
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General Admission
108 Mins
Acclaimed director Hirokazu Kore-eda's (Shoplifters, SWIFF’19) first feature film made outside of Japan is an exquisite dramedy, pairing beloved French screen icons and Oscar nominees Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche for their first time together on screen.

Septuagenarian screen legend Fabienne (Deneuve) is charismatic and fiercely talented, utterly driven by her work. The publication of Fabienne's memoir precipitates a visit from her long-estranged daughter Lumir (Binoche), a screenwriter, along with Lumir's actor husband, Hank (Ethan Hawke), and their daughter. When Fabienne's assistant suddenly resigns, Lumir agrees to take over his position just as Fabienne begins work on a new science-fiction film. As the women struggle through confrontations on and off set, the contents of Fabienne's memoir, along with peculiar parallels between the new film and Fabienne's life, trigger the re-emergence of long-buried conflict.

Kore-eda's powerful and nuanced storytelling, which earned him the Palme d'Or in 2018, conveys a love letter to mothers and daughters. This exploration of art, love and family sees Deneuve in her most delectable role yet, with Binoche (also appearing at SWIFF’20 in Non-Fiction) and Hawke playing against the formidable matriarch in glorious turns. A true affection for French cinema is evident as Kore-eda lends this hugely enjoyable film his trademark sensitive, elegant observance.

In French with English subtitles

Jetty Memorial Theatre

337 Harbour Drive Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450