If we were to bestow the title of The Queen of New York Film Festival, it would certainly go to Kristen Stewart. (Although Isabelle Huppert is a strong second choice.) With three films at the festival, this generation’s best actress (at least according to Olivier Assayas) continues to prove her talents. Her latest film with the director, the ghost story Personal Shopper, finds her reeling from the death of her brother. Ahead of a March release, IFC Films has now released the first U.S. trailer.
We said in our review, “After Clouds of Sils Maria, Personal Shopper confirms Olivier Assayas as the director most adept at drawing the best out of Kristen Stewart. Here she follows in the footsteps of Maggie Cheung and Asia Argento, actors whose exceptional central performances prevented fundamentally flawed films by Assayas – Clean and Boarding Gate, respectively – from foundering altogether. Stewart’s achievement is arguably even more remarkable considering that for the bulk of Personal Shopper’s running time, her only co-actor is an iPhone.”
Check out the trailer below for the film also starring Lars Eidinger, Sigrid Bouaziz, Anders Danielsen Lie, Ty Olwin, Hammou Graia, Nora Van Waldstatten, and Benjamin Biolay.
Maureen is a young American in Paris making her living as a personal shopper for a celebrity. Also, she may have the psychic ability to communicate with spirits, just like her twin brother, Lewis, who recently passed away. Maureen soon starts receiving mysterious messages coming from an unknown source. In Personal Shopper, Olivier Assayas (who shared the Best Director prize at this year’s Cannes for the film) enters the fashion underworld, revisiting the classic codes of genre films – and teams up again with Kristen Stewart after their critically acclaimed collaboration on Clouds of Sils Maria (for which she was the first American actress ever to win a French César Award).
Personal Shopper will arrive on March 10th.