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World Cinema

Personal Shopper

Year 2016
Runtime 105 mins
Language English

Maureen (Kristen Stewart, THE TWILIGHT SAGA) is a personal shopper suffering professional ennui as a result of working for Kyra, an ill-natured starlet. Dissatisfied with her life, Maureen discovers the supernatural teachings of the Swedish abstract expressionist, Hilma af Klint. When a paranormal entity contacts Maureen via SMS message, she responds in hope of making contact with her deceased twin brother. However, things take a dangerous turn as the ghostly messenger taunts Maureen to test her phobias in professionally and personally compromising ways.

Director Olivier Assayas (PARIS JE T’AIME, CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA) tells a surprisingly dark and seductive tale which examines personal grief, confronts death and probes the boundaries of the afterlife.

Countries

France
Awards
Cannes, Best Director
Festivals
Official Selections 2016: Cannes; TIFF; Melbourne International Film Festival; New York Film Festival
Director
Oliver Assayas
Producer
Charles Gillibert
Screenwriter
Olivier Assayas
Editor
Marion Monnier
Production Design
François-Renaud Labarthe
Cast
Kristen Stewart, Lars Eidinger, Sigrid Bouaziz, Anders Danielsen Lie, Ty Olwin, Nora Von Waldstätten, Pascal Rambert, Audrey Bonnet