After President Kennedy is assassinated, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children and define her husband’s legacy.
Director Pablo Larraín retells this story solely through the eyes of Jacqueline Kennedy, casting Academy Award winner Natalie Portman in the lead role. She has now been nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance.
Jackie was as much a public figure as her husband, an outwardly poised partner who was placed under great scrutiny, yet played her role with consummate grace.
“A singular vision from an uncompromising director. Jackie is great cinema.” – The Guardian
Larraín takes viewers on a journey as the First Lady recounts the immediate aftermath of her husband; her return to the White House, arrangements for the President’s funeral, and her time spent accompanying her husband’s coffin to Arlington Cemetery. These sequences complete a moving portrait of a grieving woman — a widow and mother struggling with overwhelming tragedy and attention.
Natalie Portman delivers a career best in Jackie, a stunningly original, unflinching and intimate portrait of one of history’s most iconic women.
Jackie is in cinemas January 12, 2017.
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