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Kristen Stewart stars in an English-language film set in Paris by Olivier Assayas. It's called Personal Shopper and it was just booed at Cannes. Reports of "sustained booing" throughout gave way to probably more accurate accounts of booing through the credits.
Early reviews that follow are not all bad though. Vanity Fair's Richard Lawson tweeted, "Unexpectedly, Personal Shopper reminded me of Annie Baker's brilliant play, John. Same sad-scary vibe, same mysterious end, plus texting!" Indiewire film critic David Ehrlich tweeted, hilariously, "Judging by the boos that Personal Shopper just got at #Cannes, it might just be one of the best movies ever made. Can't wait."
The film is one of psychological horror. Stewart plays Maureen, a celebrity's personal shopper, and the conceit is that she's lingering in Paris in order to connect with the ghost of her twin brother. This movie sounds like it was reverse engineered for Tumblr teens; sign me right up. Here are a couple excerpts from the film:
And here is the trailer: