Kristen Stewart has led a fascinating and consistently surprising career post Twilight, choosing almost exclusively interesting, low budget, arthouse films in favour of the big budget blockbusters she could easily have chosen. And so it goes with Personal Shopper, which reunites her with Clouds Of Sils Maria (2014) director Olivier Assayas.
Described as an "ethereal and mysterious ghost story", it sees Stewart play Maureen, a young American woman living in Paris and working as the titular shopper to high profile celebrities (a job she hates). But there is also a supernatural element to this tale – as a spiritual medium, she starts to feel the presence of her recently deceased brother.
The film has enjoyed a decent life on the film festival circuit, including a stop at the London Film Festival late last year. In behaviour typical of one particular festival's contrary audiences, it received both boos and a standing ovation at The Cannes Film Festival last year.
With fellow Clouds Of Sils Maria co-stars Lars Eidinger and Nora von Waldstätten in the cast alongside Anders Danielsen Lie (Oslo, August 31st), Personal Shopper will be released in the UK on 17 March.