The young American Maureen lives in Paris and earns a living as a personal shopper, buying clothes for stars. The only thing keeping her in the city is her twin brother who has just died. The twins have the power to communicate with ghosts and she’s been waiting for weeks for a sign from him. Then she starts getting sent mysterious texts. Kristen Stewart is brilliant as Maureen, searching for spirituality and truth in the midst of the superficial transience of the modern world. With among others Lars Eidinger and Nora von Waldstätten, the film has an excellent cast and is a complex genre hybrid, cleverly combining elements of horror, fashion satire and psychothriller. Director Olivier Assayas won the prize for best direction at Cannes.
Olivier Assayas (*1955) is the son of screenplay author Jacques Rémy and celebrated his breakthrough in 1986 with Irma Vep. His films Les Destinées sentimentales (2000), Demonlover (2002), Clean (2004) and Clouds of Sils Maria (2014) were all shown in competition at Cannes. For Après Mai (2012) he won the prize for best screenplay in Venice, for his TV epic Carlos the Jackal (2010) a Golden Globe.
OV with German subtitles
Kristen Stewart, Lars Eidinger, Sigrid Bouaziz, Anders Danielsen Lie, Nora von Waldstätten, Benjamin Biolay
Artemio Benki, Fabian Gasmia, Charles Gillibert, Genevieve Lemal, Olivier Père
Yorick Le Saux
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