The Truth, which had a budget of around €6M Euros, was selected as the opening film at the 76th Venice International Film Festival, where it premiered on August 28, 2019 and garnered a host of positive reviews. It is set for worldwide release in spring 2020.

Kore-eda is a multi-award-winning director, producer, screenwriter and editor, with more than a dozen feature films shot on 16mm and 35mm film to his credit. These include Nobody Knows (2004), Still Walking (2008) and After the Storm (2016). He won the Jury Prize at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival for Like Father, Like Son and won the Palme d’Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival for Shoplifters.

Principal photography on The Truth took place across 43 shooting days from October 4 to December 12, 2018, in the Montparnasse and Denfert-Rochereau districts of Paris’ 14th arrondissement. Sets were also built at Epinay Studios in northern Paris. Communication between Kore-eda and key collaborators, including Gautier, was via a translator, physically-motioned instruction and watercolor storyboards, ably sketched by the director.

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