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The Truth (La Vérité)

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Synopsis

Fabienne is an aging French movie star who, despite her momentary lapses in memory, remains a venerable force to be reckoned with. Upon the publication of her memoirs, her daughter Lumir returns to Paris from New York with her husband and their young daughter to commemorate its release. A sharp and funny battle of wits ensues between the mother-daughter duo, as Lumir takes issue with Fabienne's rose-colored version of the past.

Cast

  • Catherine Deneuve
  • Juliette Binoche
  • Ethan Hawke
  • Clémentine Grenier
  • Manon Clavel
  • Alain Libolt
  • Christian Crahay
  • Roger Van Hool
  • Ludivine Sagnier
  • Laurent Capelluto

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  • Premiered as official competition at Venice Film Festival
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Metacritic

80
Nov 17, 2019

Don’t come in expecting high-stakes melodrama, soul-twisting resolutions, or fiery exchanges. This is one of those meditative films about a fragment of life, wherein we find distinct familiarities. It demands that we slow down and appreciate its leisurely pace, its elegiac/humorous tone – and primarily, its lead performance.

Metacritic review by Alex Saveliev
Alex Saveliev
Film Threat
70
Aug 29, 2019

A very European film of charm and wit that hits the occasional emotional high note, and sees Catherine Deneuve embracing her tastiest role since Potiche with verve and gusto.

Metacritic review by Lee Marshall
Lee Marshall
Screen International
70
Aug 28, 2019

Deneuve's slyly self-satirizing performance ... ensures that The Truth remains a pleasurable entertainment.

Metacritic review by David Rooney
David Rooney
The Hollywood Reporter