WHO’S IN IT?
Natalie Portman (Black Swan), Peter Sarsgaard (An Education), Greta Gerwig (Maggie’s Plan), Billy Crudup (Spotlight), John Hurt (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Max Casella (Revolutionary Road), Beth Grant (Little Miss Sunshine), Richard E. Grant (Withnail and I), Caspar Phillipson (Antboy), John Carroll Lynch (Fargo), Julie Judd (Belleville-Tokyo), Sunnie Pelant (Bones), Sara Verhagen (Frank & Lola), Georgie Glen (Shakespeare in Love), Rebecca Compton (film debut)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Pablo Larraín (No), director; Noah Oppenheim (The Maze Runner), writer; Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler), Pascal Caucheteux (Rust & Bone), Scott Franklin (Noah), Ari Handel (The Fountain), Juan de Dios Larraín (Nasty Baby) and Mickey Liddell (The Grey), producers; Mica Levi (Under the Skin), composer; Stéphane Fontaine (The Beat That My Heart Skipped), cinematographer; Sebastián Sepúlveda (Young and Wild), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy (Phillipson), the newly widowed First Lady Jackie Kennedy (Portman) fights with her feelings of grief, sorrow and trauma to regain her faith and help preserve her late husband’s legacy…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Natalie Portman gives an outstanding performance as the former First Lady who, in a time of national grievance, struggled with her feelings the most while also remaining heavily in the public eye.