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  • Abbey Arts Centre
  • August 19, 2020
  • Wednesday, 8:00PM to 10:00PM

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The Truth

Abbey Arts Centre

Wednesday, 8:00PM to 10:00PM
August 19, 2020


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The Truth

Abbey Arts Centre

Wednesday, 8:00PM to 10:00PM
August 19, 2020


Due to Covid-19 Restrictions, prebooking is essential. Please call Ailis or Linda on 071 9851375

‘The Truth (La Vérité)’ – 19th August at 8pm | €7

Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda
Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche, Ethan Hawke

Film Information
107 minutes, France, 2019, 12A

Acclaimed director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s (Shoplifters) first film made outside his native Japan unites French screen icon Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche. Imperious screen legend Fabienne (Deneuve) is about to release her memoir. Her long-estranged daughter Lumir (Binoche), a screenwriter, along with Lumir’s actor husband, Hank (Ethan Hawke), and their daughter return to Paris from the US to celebrate.

When Fabienne’s assistant suddenly resigns, Lumir reluctantly agrees to help out, just as Fabienne begins work on a science-fiction film. As they struggle to get along, strange parallels between the new film and Fabienne’s life trigger the re-emergence of long-buried resentments. Joyously bringing together two of France’s most admired actors Kore-eda’s perfectly balanced film is witty, wise and humane.

Venice Film Festival 2019
San Sebastián International Film Festival 2019
Toronto International Film Festival 2019
Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2020

“Deneuve … hasn’t had a role this delectable in years, and she gives a magnificent performance: grand, subtle, lacerating and fearless.” – Owen Gleiberman , Variety

★★★★ “The image of Deneuve dining in a Chinese restaurant with only her little dog for company deserves instant icon status. We shall not see her like again.”  – Donald Clarke, The Irish Times.

★★★★ ”Catherine Deneuve gives a seductive and self-aware performance as Fabienne Dangeville” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian.

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