Actor Kristen Stewart’s new supernatural drama Personal Shopper was booed at during the film’s screening at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival, thus becoming the first film this year to be treated so. The 26-year-old Cesar Award-winning star reteamed with her Clouds of Sils Maria director Olivier Assayas for Personal Shopper, in which she plays a fashion stylist attempting to speak to the ghost of her dead brother, reported Variety online.
When the movie was screened at the film festival on Monday, some viewers were a little underwhelmed by the ghostly flick -- and booed as the credits rolled. However, some well-respected film critics are taking the negativity with a grain of salt, and they have jumped to the Twilight star’s defence.
“Personal Shopper got the first boos I heard at #Cannes2016, which led me to only clap harder,” The Guardian critic Nigel M Smith wrote. “I found it beguiling. Stewart is mesmerizing.”
Personal Shopper got the first boos I heard at #Cannes2016, which led me to only clap harder. I found it beguiling. Stewart is mesmerizing.— Nigel M. Smith (@nigelmfs) May 16, 2016
IndieWire’s David Ehrlich echoed his colleagues sentiments, tweeting, “judging by the boos that PERSONAL SHOPPER just got at #Cannes, it might just be one of the best movies ever made.”
Watch the trailer of Personal Shopper here: