In Olivier Assayas’ new drama “Personal Shopper,” Kristen Stewart stars as Maureen, a young American woman living in Paris who professionally runs errands for media celebrities. Her twin brother recently died in Paris from a debilitating heart problem that Maureen shares; they made an oath that whomever died first would send the other a sign from beyond the grave. On her off time, Maureen searches for signs from her brother and soon discovers some eerie encounters in her life. A study of grief and urban alienation, Assayas’ “Personal Shopper” received some boos at its Cannes premiere, but has nevertheless mostly received positive critical acclaim. “Personal Shopper” also stars Lars Eidinger (“Everyone Else”), Sigrid Bouaziz (“Pour la France”), Anders Danielsen Lie (“Oslo, 31 August”), and more. Watch the trailer for the film above.
Olivier Assayas’ stunning body of work includes such essential films as “Cold Water,” “Irma Vep,” “Demonlover,” “Clean,” and the TV miniseries “Carlos. Kristen Stewart first came to prominence with her starring role in the “Twilight” film franchise; her other films include Greg Mottola’s “Adventureland,” Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland’s “Still Alice,” and Assayas’ last film “The Clouds of Sils Maria.” Her upcoming films include Kelly Reichardt’s “Certain Women,” which premiered at Sundance earlier this year, and Woody Allen’s “Café Society,” which opened the Cannes Film Festival this year.
“Personal Shopper” will be released by IFC Films.