Venice to open with Kore-eda’s The Truth, Toronto with film about the Band

Palme d’Or winner’s new film starring Catherine Deneuve to kick off the Venice film festival, while Toronto gets a documentary about the legendary folk-rockers

The Truth, the new film from multi-award-winning Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda, will open the 2019 edition of the Venice film festival.

Filmed in French and English, and starring Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche and Ethan Hawke, The Truth is described by festival director Alberto Barbera as “a poetic reflection on the relationship between a mother and her daughter, and the complex profession of acting”. Deneuve plays a legendary star of French cinema whose daughter (Binoche) returns to Paris. According to the film’s synopsis, 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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