Pioner Cinema » Jackie
  • Drama, Biography
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  • 2016
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  • 95 min.
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  • USA, Chile, France
  • director: Pablo Larraín
  • cast: Natalie Portamn, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, John Hut
  • language: English with Russian subtitles
  • restrictions: 18+

“Jackie” is a contemporary drama about First Lady of the United States Jacqueline Kennedy (Natalie Portman), who turns around in the days following the shocking assassination of her husband – President John F. Kennedy, who was shot during his visit to Dallas and died right in the arms of his wife. The time after his death, when she never quite came completely to her senses and didn’t let her loved ones out of her sight, creates the suspense in “Jackie” – just like in one of Pablo Larraín’s previous films, “Post Mortem.”

Right after the tragedy, Jackie begins to lose influence in the White House, where Kennedy’s political opponents have already begun knocking at the door. But it is she who is forced to fight for how the world would remember her husband, and defends his name from political intrigue and speculation The film recreates in detail the rituals and daily life of the White House – that luxurious “house of cards,” where Jackie becomes a captive.

The film served as Chilean Pablo Larraín’s Hollywood debut, who has long since been a star on the festival circuit, and the role of Jackie has already been called an acting feat for Natalie Portman – whose work on the film has made her an Oscar favorite. The film’s world premiere took place at the last Venice Film Festival, where it received a prize for best screenplay.


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