Two of our favorite auteurs are back in 2016 with new films, and as an early cinematic Christmas present, the first images from their films have arrived. We’re talking about Olivier Assayas‘ "Personal Shopper" and Kelly Reichardt‘s "Certain Women," so let’s get to it.
Up above is a snap of Kristen Stewart (via Kristen Stewart News) in the French filmmakers next effort, which is a ghost story that takes place in the fashion underworld of Paris. That’s about all the intel for now, and while there’s no release date, you can probably make a firm bet on a Cannes Film Festival premiere in the spring.
Meanwhile, Michelle Williams will be headed to Sundance for Reichardt’s picture, which counts Todd Haynes and Larry Fessenden among the producers, and co-stars Stewart, Laura Dern, James Le Gros, Jared Harris, and Lily Gladstone for the Montana-set drama. Here’s the synopsis:
Certain Women drops us into a handful of intersecting lives across Montana. A lawyer (Laura Dern) tries to diffuse a hostage situation and calm her disgruntled client (Jared Harris), who feels slighted by a workers’ compensation settlement. A married couple (Michelle Williams and James Le Gros) breaks ground on a new home but exposes marital fissures when they try to persuade an elderly man to sell his stockpile of sandstone. A ranch hand (Lily Gladstone) forms an attachment to a young lawyer (Kristen Stewart), who inadvertently finds herself teaching a twice-weekly adult education class, four hours from her home.
Promising stuff on both fronts. Let us know what you think in the comments section.