Personal Shopper

Synopsis: It's been already three months since the sudden death of her 27-year-old twin brother Lewis from a congenital malformation of the heart, and Maureen, a young fashionista, assistant to a celebrity woman and a capable medium, still hasn't made any contact with him. Spending her time between high profile fashion establishments and the abandoned Lewis' house in Paris, Maureen is silently battling with the gut-wrenching grief and sorrow, while at the same time, looking for a sign from her deceased brother after an oath taken between the twins. Aloof, disoriented and still mourning, wraithlike Maureen attuned to the ethereal realm, is inevitably caught between this world and the spiritual, always looking for portholes and a sign that would prove her brother right, however, in vain. Unexpectedly, as the days pass by swiftly and the random apparitions become more frequent, Maureen will start to receive strange text messages from an unknown sender who seems to know a lot about her, but in the e
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Director(s): Olivier Assayas
Production: IFC Films
  9 wins & 19 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
105 min

So, um, the little key is

for the lock up top.

And the one for below.

You're not staying?

No, I prefer not to.

Too many memories.

It's good for you?

Yeah, of course.

I understand.

- See you later.

- Okay.


Lewis, is that you?




I dont know... I fell asleep.


There was a presence.

I felt something.

I just can't...

I can't tell, it was too far.

You must make contact.

I think there might need

to be two of us for that.


There wasn't enough pull.

Because I felt something.

It was just keeping its distance.

Come here.

You see the cross?


Has that always been there?

She said that she couldn't

make a contact.

Does she still feel a presence?

Yes, she says

the house is inhabited.

Well, we can't buy

unless we're sure.

We need to know if

it's benevolent or not.

It's too much of an investment.

Hey... um...

So, there...

Could be no one.

But there could be something.

I-I just need more time, I think.

It's extremely difficult to find

a portal into the spiritual world.

It's the way that it is.

I was in Stockholm last week,

I saw a wonderful exhibition

at the Modern Art Museum.

Hilma af Klint.

Have you ever heard of her?

Mm... no.

She says that spirits

commission her paintings.

She invented abstract art

before Kandinsky and Malevitch in 1906.

She says that

the spirit-world communicated with us.

Through her.

Hilma af Klint.



What fascinated me when I discovered

Hilma af Klint's work was...

That these grand and

enigmatic paintings

had been painted in the early 1900's.

And that they were made

by a Swedish female artist

that I hadn't heard about before.

Maybe the most fascinating

part is that these pieces

were made before the

conception of abstract art.

But Hilma af Klint kept her art secret,

She was sure that they wouldn't

be understood during her life.

In her will she

decided that they would

be kept hidden until

20 years after her death.

So, a century ago,

Hilma af Klint

painted for the future.

And the future is here now.

Are you okay?

It didn't bore you

too much at reception?

No, no more than normal.

I lost my passport.

How long will she be in Milan for?

Two days.

I put everything on a rack.

Here are the leather pants

from the new collection.

They're Kyra's style.

I mean, I can see her in them.

Are we able to cut them? Is it possible?

They'll be too big.

Let me look into this.

I'll get them for

you from the studio.

I'm not really supposed to, but...

Please, you bring them back

as soon as you can,

otherwise I will be in big trouble.

Of course.

She's going to need something a little

flashier for the Amfar dinner.


That's the stuff Louis

set aside for the dinner.

If Louis likes it, then she'll love it.

- You like it?

- Mm.

So does Louis.

It's not easy to wear.

It's sensual and strong.

- I'll take it, and some boots.

- Okay.

I think I'll take both

bags and this belt.

You know her.

Don't want to risk it.

Kyra would want the brown, for sure.

Or the blue.

Or neither.

Ah, she gave me a blank check.

- Do... do you take deposits?

- Yes.


- She wants 4,500.

- Cool.

500 for the belt, and

2,000 for each bag.


Maureen, I got back but

I have to leave right away.

We'll miss each other.

I'm off to Milan tomorrow morning.

I'm leaving an envelope with what

I owe you for the last two weeks.

Take care. Kyra.

I left my Mac on the desk.

Can you do the upgrade for me?

Hilma af Klint has

moved in spiritual circles

and participated in seances,

later also she was a medium.

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Olivier Assayas

Olivier Assayas (born 25 January 1955) is a French film director, screenwriter and film critic. more…

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