Personal Shopper

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Personal Shopper
Certificate15
Year2016
GenreDrama, Mystery, Thriller
DirectorOlivier Assayas
CountryFrance, Germany
Running Time1HR 45MINS
Extra InfoPartially Subtitled
SeasonMain Programme
Audio AccessibleClosed CaptioningThe 6.20pm screening on Wed 22 Mar will include audio description and on-screen captioning.

Kristen Stewart continues to impress in this enigmatic fashionista ghost story from acclaimed director Olivier Assayas.

Following their previous collaboration on the acclaimed Clouds of Sils Maria, Kristen Stewart reunites with director Olivier Assayas to play Maureen, a medium working in Paris as a personal shopper for a megalomaniacal A-list celebrity. Bored and frustrated by her job, Maureen only remains in France in an attempt to reach the spirit of her recently deceased twin brother. As time goes by, contact looks increasingly unlikely, until Maureen begins to receive strange text messages from an unknown source.

Continuing to prove herself one of contemporary cinema’s most dextrous and daring young actors, Kristen Stewart is luminous in the central role; enigmatic, effortless and endlessly watchable. Part sleek fashionista drama, part chilly murder mystery, part bewitching supernatural horror story, this elegant arthouse head-scratcher is hard to define and an absolute pleasure to watch. Give yourself over to its secrets and prepare to be hypnotised.

Michael Blyth, BFI London Film Festival

 

“Kristen Stewart’s performance is tremendous: she is calm and blank in the self-assured way of someone very competent, smart and young, yet her displays of emotion are very real and touching.” ***** – PETER BRADSHAW, THE GUARDIAN