DIRECTOR: OLIVIER ASSAYAS
CAST: KRISTEN STEWART, LARS EIDINGER, SIGRID BOUAZIZ
Screening followed by a panel with Josh Rothkopf, Amy Taubin, Violet Lucca and Eric Kohn of the New York Film Critics Circle.
A ghost story for the 21st century that contains one of Kristen Stewart’s most nuanced and interior performances, the beguiling Personal Shopper has K-Stew traveling Europe to stock the wardrobe of a fashionista celebrity, all the while trying to make contact with her recently-deceased brother, who may or may not be responsible for the teasing text messages she keeps receiving… While playfully remixing genre elements, Assayas touches on essential points about the individual, the spiritual, and the consumer capitalism unbound.
Founded in 1935, the New York Film Critics Circle is one of America’s oldest and most-esteemed award-giving groups, serving as an early bellwether in the award’s season, and often as a needed corrective to the direction that it finally goes. And as the hype, hubbub, and Oscar prognostication begins anew, the NYFCC remembers two releases from earlier in the year that shouldn’t be forgotten.