I really wanted to love this film. Of course the name alone appealed to me as you must have already guessed. It was a definite YES on my list and it was a front runner at the Cannes film festival.
I mean it had ALL the elements of a fantastic movie. An unassuming young woman (played by Kristen Stewart) riding a scooter around Paris picking up vetements from shoppes like Chanel for her super model employer who is too high profile to do it herself. She also has a special gift of being a medium (not in size but in a psychic way). She’s waiting for a sign from her twin brother who passed away. And she’s able to tap into the spirit world when disturbing signs appear before her but they are not that of her brother.
The movie is almost unclassifiable. It has a little of everything but doesn’t quite hit the mark. It’s a bit of a thriller but not really because it’s too disjointed. It leaves you a bit in the dark…wanting answers.
And even though Kristen Stewart does an excellent job in the role it made me question why a super model would choose a mopey dishevelled looking girl who doesn’t dress well to go to these upscale boutiques to choose clothing and accessories. Just saying.
But maybe I’m missing something because while I bided time at Nordstrom waiting for the next movie to begin I came across this image:
Apparently Karl Lagerfeld saw something special in the young actress beyond the messy hair and frowned lips. Lagerfeld & Stewart have collaborated many times to bring to life the true spirit (no pun intended) behind the fashion house Chanel. Speaking of the actress, Lagerfeld once declared: “She is a real personality. I don’t compare her to any other actress and she is really modern, whatever that means. And I think that she is perfect for the Chanel image of today.”
So who am I to argue with Karl!
But going back to the movie….I liken it to a Thanksgiving meal that you enjoyed but they forgot about the cranberry sauce and gravy.
There is one more showing on Oct. 13th
For tickets please visit: https://www.viff.org/