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Maleny Film Society – The Truth (La Verite)
October 17 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Doors Open 2:30 pm for tea/coffee, slices
Movie Starts at 3:00 pm
Directed by Japanese Director, Hirokazu Koreeda (Shoplifters), La Verite stars real-life French cinema diva, Catherine Deneuve, as Fabienne, a French cinema diva, Juliette Binoche as Lumir, a French scriptwriter unsuited for the silver screen, and Ethan Hawke as American TV actor, Hank. All the actors are brilliant and the direction sublime. Fabienne has published her autobiography but Lumir insists it bears almost no relation to ‘the truth’. However, Fabienne, whose whole life has been a creative performance, insists there is a huge difference between acting and merely pretending to be someone else and, by implication, between autobiographical writing and merely reporting what happened! La Verite asks, with a light touch and a humorous flourish, what is truth and whose truth is it – the artist’s or the historian’s?