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Kore-eda set his first film outside of Japan in Paris

Thursday 26 December 2019

Hirokasu Kore-eda won the Palme d'Or in 2018 with his next-to-last film Shoplifters. With his latest, The Truth, he makes a 98% French film.

Altogether, more than 70 professionals, around 30 film suppliers, 400 silhouettes and extras, 15 supporting roles and no less than eight lead actors from the Paris region contributed to the film.

Kore-eda entrusted the location scouting to Lionel Guerrini and the direction of photography to Eric Gauthier (AFC). The film, shot in 35 mm, was developed by Hiventy, and Ikenokoi was in charge of the colour grading.

Supported by the Paris Region to the tune of 340,000 euros, the film was shot between the Studios of Epinay, Orly and Paris (in the 5th, 6th and 14th arrondissements) in 42 days. Our filming reception service carried out a first location scouting in order to find Fabienne's house, starring by Catherine Deneuve.

La Vérité - Hirokazu Kore-eda

Juliette Binoche, Clémentine Grenier and Ethan Hawke © L. Champoussin / 3B-Bunbuku-MiMovies-FR3.

PRESS RELEASE

 Variety

" From first shot to last, it’s a film of high wit and confidence and verve, an astonishingly fluid and accomplished act of boundary-leaping... it proves that Kore-eda, in ways we might not have expected, has a dazzlingly exportable talent."

The Hollywood Reporter

"The character-driven film is shot by Eric Gautier in suitably muted tones and without any fussy movement. (Fabienne's dismissal of the jittery visuals on the Memories director's previous movie — "Does a camera stand cost that much?" — gets a big laugh.)"

The BBC

"Now, he’s made his first film outside of Japan, The Truth (or La Verité), which opens this year’s Venice Film Festival. Not much has been lost in translation."