Venice 2019: The Truth review

★★★☆☆ This year’s Venice Film Festival launched with The Truth, a very French comedy from Palme d’Or winner Hirokazu Kore-eda, his first non-Japanese picture. Fabienne (Catherine Deneuve) is an ageing star of French cinema. Her self-aggrandizing memoirs have just been published and her screenwriter daughter Lumir (Juliette Binoche), along with Continue Reading


Cannes 2019: Sibyl review

★★★☆☆ Movies love certain professions and psychotherapy is certainly one. They have to listen to people’s problems while (usually) masking their own issues. From Richard Burton in Equus to Billy Crystal in Analyse This, there’s an undoubted attraction to a job which involves lots of listening to other people’s stories. Continue Reading