VENICE, Italy (Reuters) – For his first movie directed outside of his native Japan, filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda traveled to Paris to work with two of France’s top leading ladies in “La Verite” (The Truth), a drama fraught with family tensions.
Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche face off as mother and daughter whose fragile relationship resurfaces as they reunite when the former publishes her memoirs.
The film, which opened the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday, sees Deneuve, 75, plays Fabienne, a famed French actress whose career and tough exterior have long distanced her from her screenwriter daughter, Lumir.
When Lumir returns to Paris from New York with her husband, played by Ethan Hawke, and their young daughter, she challenges Fabienne about some hidden truths and painful memories.
“We thought it might be interesting to shoot in France, and you would need actresses to represent the history of the French film industry,” Kore-eda told a news conference via an…
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