The bond between two sisters should never be underestimated, but even the tightest bonds can be tested with the prospect of fame and glory. Rebecca Zlotowski’s new film “Planetarium” follows two sisters (Natalie Portman and Lily-Rose Depp) who believe they possess the ability to communicate with the dead. While they’re performing in pre-war Paris, they encounter a visionary French producer that wants to put them on screen. Watch the trailer for the film below. (Note: It doesn’t contain subtitles for the French, but much of it is in English and it’s still worth a look.)
The film is the third feature from Rebecca Zlotowski. She previously directed “Belle Épine,” about a young girl struggling with the death of her mother, which won the Louis Delluc Prize for Best First Film in 2010, and “Grand Central,” about a three-way romance between nuclear plant workers, which won the François Chalais Prize at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Meanwhile, Natalie Portman won an Oscar for her performance in “Black Swan” and a Golden Globe for “Closer”; she has also starred in the “Star Wars” prequels, “V For Vendetta,” and “Thor.” “Planetarium” will be her first tim working with a French director since her very first film Luc Besson’s “Léon: The Professional.”
“Planetarium” will have its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival and will also screen at the Toronto International Film Festival. It’s scheduled to be released in France on November 16th, by Ad Vitam Distribution.