Hirokazu Kore-eda’s ‘The Truth,’ Starring Ethan Hawke and Juliette Binoche, to Open Venice 2019

The 2019 Venice Film Festival will open August 28 with the world premiere of Hirokazu Kore-eda’s highly-anticipated new drama “The Truth,” starring Ethan Hawke opposite French legends Juliette Binoche and Catherine Deneuve.

The drama is Kore-eda’s first film set outside his home country of Japan.

The director’s last effort, “Shoplifters,” won the Palme d’Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival and earned an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.“The Truth” stars Deneuve as legendary French actress Fabienne and Binoche as her daughter, Lumir.

Fabienne publishes a memoir about her life just as Lumir and her husband (Hawke) arrive in Paris to visit her, setting off a tense reunion between the mother and daughter that turns confrontational.“The cast is prestigious, but the film itself recounts a small family story that takes place primarily inside a house,” Korea-eda said in a statement to Venice, while also noting he

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