There are few living, working actors with an international stature and cultural legacy equal to Deneuve. An icon among icons, she was Jacques Demy's ingenue, Luis Buñuel's ice maiden, Yves Saint Laurent's muse; the face of Chanel No. 5 and of la France itself, as the onetime official model for French national symbol Marianne — and she hasn't gone anywhere.
Following 2018's critically adored , Kore-eda stays in the family-drama territory he's known for, though without packing the same punch as that Palme d'Or winner. The Truth has a lightness to it, maintaining a sense of humor even as Fabienne's movie-star vanity darkens into genuine narcissism or (in one of the film's less successful devices) Lumir confronts her mother over a tragedy from their pasts, which Fabienne had tried to write out of her own memory.