Jackie (15)


From the archive

This film was last shown on 23 February 2017

Pablo Larraín’s biopic takes Theodore H White’s interview with Jacqueline Kennedy a week after the assassination of her husband and builds a mesmerising portrayal of a character both striking and complex. Captured in stunning 16mm, Natalie Portman delivers an exceptional performance that delves into the very public and very private moments around the death of JFK: from the burial at Arlington cemetery to a scene in the hours after her husband’s death in which she showers and lays in bed, alone. The film shifts somewhat arbitrarily between moments from the couple’s past and the days following the assassination, highlighting not just vulnerability in grief but the First Lady’s strength as she experiences the trauma of her own loss alongside that of the country.


Pablo Larraín
Australia, Chile, France
99 mins
Greta Gerwig, Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard


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