Personal shopper

DVD - 2017

This evocative character study tells the story of a young American fashion assistant and spiritual medium who is living in Paris and searching for signs of an afterlife following the sudden death of her twin brother. A stirring depiction of grief in the form of a psychological thriller, and a chilling meditation on modern modes of communication and the way we mourn those we love.

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Series
Criterion collection ; 899.
Subjects
Genres
Feature films
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Published
[Irvington, New York] : The Criterion Collection [2017]
Edition
Director approved DVD special edition ; DVD edition ; widescreen
Language
English
French
Item Description
Originally released as a motion picture in 2016.
Wide screen (2.40:1).
Special features: New interview with Assayas; 2016 festival press conference featuring members of the film's cast and crew, including actor Kristen Stewart; Plus: an essay by critic Glenn Kenny.
Physical Description
1 videodisc (105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Format
DVD; NTSC, region 1; 5.1 Dolby digital.
Audience
MPAA rating: R; for some language, sexuality, nudity, and a bloody violent image.
Production Credits
Director of photography, Yorick Le Saux ; editor, Marion Monnier.
ISBN
9781681433691
1681433699
Other Authors
Olivier Assayas (film director), Charles Gillibert (film producer), Kristen Stewart, 1990- (actor), Lars Eidinger, 1976-, Sigrid Bouaziz, Anders Danielsen Lie, 1979-, Ty Olwin, Hammou Graïa, Nora von Waldstätten, 1981-, Benjamin Biolay, 1973-
Review by Library Journal Reviews

An American living in Paris, Maureen (Kristen Stewart) works as a glorified gofer for a haughty celebrity too self-involved to buy her own clothes, jewelry, and the like. Haunted by the presumed specter of her deceased twin brother, Maureen also starts getting text messages from an unknown sender persuading her to try on her employer's haute couture—a definite no-no that ends up making her a suspect in the woman's subsequent murder. Director Olivier Assayas (Clouds of Sils Maria) blends supernatural and mystery elements in a uniquely intriguing mix. [See Trailers, LJ 9/1/17.] Copyright 2017 Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

"Starring Kristen Stewart, whose performance in Assayas’s Clouds of Sils Maria made her the first American actor to win a César Award, this evocative character study tells the story of a young American fashion assistant and spiritual medium who is living in Paris and searching for signs of an afterlife following the sudden death of her twin brother. A stirring depiction of grief in the form of a psychological thriller, Personal Shopper—which won Assayas the best director award at Cannes—is a chilling meditation on modern modes of communication and the way we mourn those we love."

Review by Publisher Summary 2

A young woman living in Paris working as a personal shopper and moonlighting as a medium believes her twin brother who died is trying to connect with her.