Personal Shopper

Olivier Assayas

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Synopsis

“Is Kristen Stewart the fifth ghostbuster? Questions like that are liable to pop into your mind watching this captivating, bizarre, tense, fervently preposterous and almost unclassifiable scary movie from Olivier Assayas. It’s a film which delivers the bat-squeak of pure craziness that we long for at Cannes (…). “Personal Shopper“ had that undefinable provocative élan that reminded me a little of Lars Von Trier’s “Breaking The Waves“. It is actually Assayas’s best film for a long time, and Stewart’s best performance to date – she stars in a supernatural fashionista-stalker nightmare where the villain could yet be the heroine’s own spiteful id. (…) It doesn’t look like a genre piece, which is the key to how scary it can be. Stewart plays Maureen, a young American in Paris who is employed as a personal shopper and assistant to Kyra (Nora von Waltstätten) a horribly demanding German supermodel-slash-designer. Maureen has to pick up and drop off all the extraordinary couture outfits and luxury items of designer jewellery that Kyra is wearing at various events. (…) But this isn’t all. Maureen is also a medium, attempting to contact her dead twin Lewis, who died in the mouldering Parisian house that they both grew up in…” (Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian)

Saturday, 03.12.2016 -– 7.30 pm, Screen 6 (presented by Edward Berger) – in the presence of director Olivier Assayas and the actors Lars Eidinger and Nora von Waldstätten
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Theatrical release Germany: 19th January 2017

In co-operation with Institut français and with UniFrance

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+++ Berlin Premiere +++

 

 

OT: Personal Shopper
Country: France, Germany 2016
Production: CG Cinema, Vortex Sutra, Sirena Film, Detail Films, ARTE France Cinéma, ARTE WDR
Cast: Kristen Stewart, Lars Eidinger, Sigrid Bouaziz, Anders Danielsen Lie, Nora von Waldstätten, Benjamin Biolay
Format: DCP / Colour
Length: 105 min.
Language: English OV  / German subtitles
World Sales: MK 2
Distribution Germany: Weltkino, cgoldacker@weltkino.de
Festivals: Cannes, Sydney, Melbourne, Toronto, Zurich, New York, Busan, London, Haifa, Philadelphia etc.
Awards: Cannes Best Director etc.

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