Personal Shopper

Olivier Assayas

After her much lauded role in Clouds of Sils Maria, Olivier Assayas again casts Kristen Stewart as a celebrity’s assistant. This time, her job is an excuse to live in Paris and engage in a supernatural search for her deceased twin brother. Combined horror, drama and thriller.

These days, former teenage Twilight star Kristen Stewart is an arthouse muse: alongside the likes of Walter Salles (On the Road, 2012) and Kelly Reichardt (Certain Women, 2016), French director Olivier Assayas gave her a (César-winning) role as a personal assistant in Clouds of Sils Maria (2014) as well as the title role in Personal ShopperStewart’s character, a media celebrity in Paris, is looking for clothes and jewels for her client – but her motivation is not so material. As a medium intrigued by spiritualists such as Victor Hugo and painter Hilma af Klint, she is searching for the spirt of her dead twin brother. While the camera spookily glides through his house, she hopes for a sign of life. Or could these anonymous, pushy text messages be from him? Assayas, who generally shows quite a level of political commitment (Summer Hours, 2008; Carlos, 2010; Something in the Air, 2012) this time creates an exceptional mix of psychological drama, thriller and horror film. Joint winner of the best director award in Cannes.

Also see Masterclass Olivier Assayas

Screenings

  • Doelen Willem Burger Zaal
    Dutch subtitles
    Thu 26 Jan Buy
  • LantarenVenster 5
    Dutch subtitles
    Mon 30 Jan Buy
  • Pathé 7
    Dutch subtitles
    Thu 2 Feb Buy
  • Oude Luxor
    Dutch subtitles
    Sat 4 Feb Buy

More information

Filmmaker
Olivier Assayas
Country
France
Year
2016
Medium
DCP
Length
105
Language
English, French, Swedish
Producer
Charles Gillibert / CG Cinema
Production Company
CG Cinema
Sales
MK2
Writer
Olivier Assayas
Cinematography
Yorick Le Saux
Editor
Marion Monnier
Production Design
François-Renaud Labarthe
Sound Design
Olivier Goinard, Nicolas Moreau
Cast
Kristen Stewart, Lars Eidinger, Sigrid Bouaziz, Anders Danielsen Lie, Ty Olwin, Hammou Graia, Nora von Waldstätten