Personal Shopper

Opens Friday, March 24
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1hr 45mins // directed by:Olivier Assayas // featuring:Kristen Stewart // DCP // CC, Assisted Listening

Olivier Assayas, the internationally-acclaimed director of Clouds of Sils Maria and Summer Hours, returns with this ethereal and mysterious ghost story starring Kristen Stewart.

Maureen Cartwright (Stewart) is a high-fashion personal shopper to the stars while also a spiritual medium. Grieving the recent death of her twin brother, she haunts his Paris home, determined to make contact with him.

"The hauntedness of contemporary existence — the sense that ordinary experiences of work, sex and travel unfold within invisible networks in response to unseen forces — is a theme [Mr. Assayas] often revisits. His camera moves stealthily, hovering at shoulder level like a stalker or a spy, silently observing people who believe themselves to be alone. The viewer is less a sharer of Maureen’s solitude than an intruder, and the cool allure of “Personal Shopper” is accompanied by a not-unpleasant tingle of voyeuristic shame."—A. O. Scott, The New York Times