Kristen Stewart re-teams with her Clouds of Sils Maria director, Olivier Assayas, for Personal Shopper—about an American woman who works as a personal shopper in Paris, and whose desperate need to connect with her dead twin may have awakened something in the spirit world. Something... that sends texts.
The psychological thriller just debuted at the Cannes Film Festival, where its screening was met with mixed critical reviews—as well as hearty boos (not the ghostly kind), which is apparently something of a tradition among audiences at the storied showcase. For their parts, Stewart and Assays did not seem too worried about the reaction, according to Variety:
“When you come to Cannes, you’re prepared,” said Assayas. “You’re prepared for anything.”
Comparing premiering a film to giving birth, he added: “Movies have a life of their own … people have expectations of a film and then the film is something else.”
Stewart and the rest of the “Personal Shopper” cast interjected to note that the harsh reaction was not universal. “Hey, everyone did not boo,” Stewart said with a chuckle.
No word yet on when non-Cannes-goers will get a chance to see Personal Shopper and decide for themselves.