Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy.
While both participating in a production of "Death of a Salesman," a teacher's wife is assaulted in her new home, which leaves him determined to find the perpetrator over his wife's traumatized objections.
This was the first film in the 69th edition of the Cannes International Film Festival to be booed by some of the critics. Other critics gave it rave reviews. In spite of the divisive reactions by the international critics, the film was later well-received by the audience at the premiere, who gave a long standing ovation. Olivier Assayas finally won the 'Best Director' award by the 'Official Competition' jury. See more »
When Maureen is texting, her texts are frequently answered immediately, usually in less than one second. There is no time lag built in for the other person to read her text and type in their response. This goof is probably intentional. Building in a time lag for the other person to read/respond to her messages would considerably slow down the pacing of the movie, so responses to her texts were probably prepared in advance and sent immediately. See more »
This film just opened in Toronto and I was anxious to see it. I found the historical references fascinating. During the early 1900s, spiritualism was all the rage in various circles, especially among scientists. As an electrical engineer, I was surprised to learn that the inventor of PCM pulse code modulation, the basis of all the digital world, was Alec Harley Reeves. He was trying to discover a method to communicate with this dead mother. What I most enjoyed about the film was the immediacy. It was almost like I was not watching the movie but I was part of it. Sort of like that scene in the park in "Blow-Up" where the whole world stops. The shots of Kristen Stewart are amazing, almost portrait like. She certainly builds the tension throughout the film, tremendous acting.
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