Cannes Buzz: Watch Kristen Stewart in First 'Personal Shopper' Trailer

Cannes Buzz: Watch Kristen Stewart in First 'Personal Shopper' Trailer

May 19, 2016

Personal Shopper

Last week Kristen Stewart walked the red carpet for the opening night gala presentation of Woody Allen's period comedy Cafe Society at the Cannes Film Festival in France. The film drew quite a bit of buzz. On Tuesday night she again walked the Cannes red carpet, this time for a very different sort of movie.

Stewart plays Maureen, the title character in Personal Shopper, directed by Olivier Assayas. (The two previously collaborated on Clouds of Sils Maria.) Maureen has taken a job caring for the wardrobe of a celebrity. She hates the job, but it pays for her expenses in Paris, where she wants to stay until she receives a sign from the spirit of her recently deceased twin brother. Like her brother, Maureen is a medium and suffers from a heart condition. Anticipating the worst, namely an early death, they vowed that whoever died first would send the other a sign.

Here's the first trailer, which provides a nice taste of what to expect.

Initial reaction at a press screening on Monday was mixed, eliciting "both boos and applause," according to The Hollywood Reporter. But after its official world premiere screening on Tuesday evening, only applause could be heard, and Stewart was demonstrative in appreciation for the positive reaction.

Personal Shopper will open in European theaters this fall. IFC Films will release the film in the U.S., though a specific release date has not yet been announced.


Based on a true story, Loving is an intimate drama that rewinds to the late 1950s, a time when interracial marriage was still very much illegal in a number of states in the U.S. Mildred Jeter and Richard Loving (Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton) fall in love and decide to get married, a moment that is tenderly recreated in the clip below.

Because intermarriage is illegal where they live in Virginia, they get married in Washington, D.C. and then return home to the small town where they live. Soon enough, they face serious legal problems and are forced to move, leading to years of trials and tribulations.

Jeff Nicholas (Midnight Special) wrote and directed the movie. Check out the first poster below. Loving is set for release in theaters on November 4.


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