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First Look: Kristen Stewart In Olivier Assayas’ ‘Personal Shopper’ & Michelle Williams In Kelly Reichardt’s ‘Certain Women’

First Look: Kristen Stewart In Olivier Assayas' 'Personal Shopper' & Michelle Williams In Kelly Reichardt's 'Certain Women'

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.

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I think is all in the tastes assayas is great as well as jean luc they all have excellent proyects overall


@NathanDuke The best french filmmaker right now? Try Arnaud Desplechin, Leos Carax or… a young fella called Jean-Luc Godard.

Nivea rajan

Kristen realy good in clouds of sils maria


KStew, have always been a wonderful actress,but this 2 past years she outdid herself


Sils Maria was boring and Assayas is terrible at dialog in English. He doesn’t understand how the language flows, so the dialog was very stilted. Stewart just played a version of her hipster self, and it looks like she’s doing the same thing in Personal Shopper, although thankfully, it seems to have more of a plot. Same thing with the Reichardt film, she’s playing a woman in a relationship with another woman in that one, again, no stretch for her. Before she wins any more award nominations, I’d like to see her do something besides play herself on screen.


Stewart’s career is so exciting right now.

Nathan Duke

Say what!? Assayas is probably the best French filmmaker at the moment – Carlos and Clouds of Sils Maria were both incredible.


Assayas is the most overrated French filmmaker right now. Sils Maria was awful. Having said that, Stewart was the best thing in it.


so excited for both!

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