Cinema legend forgets her lines

Director Hirokazu Kore-eda says French actress Catherine Deneuve remembers the script for The Truth only when she enters the dressing room

The Truth is directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda (above) and stars Catherine Deneuve (top left) and Juliette Binoche.
The Truth is directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda and stars Catherine Deneuve (above left) and Juliette Binoche.PHOTO: GOLDEN VILLAGE
The Truth is directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda (above) and stars Catherine Deneuve (top left) and Juliette Binoche.
The Truth is directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda (above) and stars Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche.PHOTO: GOLDEN VILLAGE

When working with French cinema legend Catherine Deneuve, it seems fitting for directors to adapt themselves to the actress rather than have her conform to the usual pecking order.

When Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda worked with her on his drama The Truth, a surprise awaited him.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 02, 2020, with the headline 'Cinema legend forgets her lines'. Subscribe