I want them to see what they have done to Jack.
Jackie takes one of the most, if not the most, notorious assassination in American history and examines it from a perspective left silenced and unexplored until now, with an intensity and sensitivity made possible by Natalie Portman’s delicate and empathic portrayal of the iconic First Lady.
Accompanied by Stéphane Fontaine’s cinematography, which subtly pays tribute to 1960s photography and camera movement, Jackie follows the moments before and after John F. Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas in 1963 as experienced by Jacqueline “Jackie” Kennedy, his wife. The film is assembled through a series of flashbacks to the various points in time surrounding the events of the 22nd of November and reconstructions one of Jacqueline’s most memorable interviews with Life Magazine after the assassination, along with brief reconstructed clips of the tour of the White House she gave in February 1962.
Jackie, Chilean director Pablo Larrain’s English-language debut, marks the promising start of his international directorial career and, with Natalie Portman’s brilliant recreation of Jackie Kennedy’s distinctive lilt and overall poignant performance and John Hurt’s final, heartfelt interpretation of a priest, it is set to capture your undivided attention until its last frame.Marta Meazza
Screenings of this film:
|2016/2017 Summer Term - 19:30 Tuesday 2nd May 2017 (digital)|