Olivier Assayas, the internationally-acclaimed director of Clouds of Sils Maria and Summer Hours, returns with this ethereal and mysterious ghost story starring Kristen Stewart as a high-fashion personal shopper to the stars who is also a spiritual medium. Grieving the recent death of her twin brother, she haunts his Paris home, determined to make contact with him.Kristen Stewart, Lars Eidinger, Nora von Waldstätten and Benoit Peverelli previously co-starred in Olivier Assayas’ .
Olivier Assayas didn’t originally intent to make two consecutive films
with Kristen Stewart. However, in 2015 he was working on a American
production, which fell apart and subsequently created the script for
this film in a short matter of time.
Director Olivier Assayas describes Personal Shopper as a companion piece of sorts to Clouds of Sils Maria. Both films star Kristen Stewart who plays a woman on the fringes of wealth and celebrity. The title of this film still baffles me and I expect something lighter but we get this “dash of pure Hitchcockian brilliance”.
I have been a harsh critic of Kristen Stewart and think she is not a good actress. I think she was lucky to land the role of Bella Swan in the series and there could have been many better choices out there. But I may be in the minority. I think it called it right when I said that was the best role for her, minimal talking. And Personal Shopper may also be a great fit for Stewart. Based on the trailer, she also has minimal talking and mostly has to act based on a reactionary basis.