Tuesday 20th March: Personal Shopper (15)

France/Germany  –  Drama, Mystery, Thriller  –  Year: 2016  –  Running time: 105 mins
Languages: English/French/Swedish

A young American in Paris works as a personal shopper for a celebrity. She seems to have the ability to communicate with spirits, like that of her recently deceased brother. Soon, she starts to receive ambiguous messages from an unknown source. Kristen Stewart brings an outstanding performance, unforced and unaffected, full of urgency and terror – a Hitchcockian Poltergeist meets Single White Female, in this intriguing, stylish film.

… the film is the equal of Clouds of Sils Maria and up there with Assayas’ best … Easy answers are not readily apparent [but] the whole is immensely satisfying.
CJ Johnson (ABC Radio, Australia)

Director: Olivier Assayas
Clouds of Sils Maria (2014) / Something In The Air (2012) / Summer Hours (2008)
Kristen Stewart                              …   Maureen Cartwright
Lars Eidinger                                 …   Ingo
Sigrid Bouaziz                               …   Lara
Anders Danielsen Lie                    …   Erwin
Ty Olwin                                        …   Gary
Nora von Waldstätten                    …   Kyra
Hammou Graïa                              …   Vincent
(for full cast, and more information, see “Personal Shopper” in IMDB)

Selected UK reviews:

Uncut (Michael Bonner)
Sight And Sound (Nick James)
New Statesman (Ryan Gilbey)

Official UK trailer: