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Natalie Portman shines in one of the films of the year, delivering a pitch-perfect performance that embraces the complexities and charms of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, with Chilean director Pablo Larraín’s acclaimed film delving astutely into both the legend and the woman behind the image. The film jumps around in time – from a recreation of her 1961 television programme in which she hosted a tour of the White House, through to a discussion with a priest (John Hurt) in which she mulls over life and marriage, with Portman’s performance strikingly powerful and balanced as she humanises the legend that is Jackie.
2016 / English and Spanish dialogue with English subtitles / Colour / 95 mins
Genre: Biography and Drama
Programme: Cinema of the World
Premiere: MENA Premiere
Rating: 15+
Contains: Adult References and Violence
Director: Pablo Larraín
Producer: Juan De Dios Larrain, Darren Aronofsky, Mickey Liddell, Scott Franklin, Ari Handel
Screenplay: Noah Oppenheim
DOP: Stéphane Fontaine
Editor: Sebastián Sepúlveda
Composer: Mica Levi
Cast: Natalie Portman, John Hurt, Peter Sarsgaard, Billy Crudup, Greta Gerwig, Richard E. Grant
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