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Pablo Larraín, 2016 100 minutes Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup, John Hurt Chile, France, USA English 16 February 2017 Dutch

Chilean director Pablo Larraín (NO, NERUDA) depicts the events leading up to and following the assassination of JFK through the eyes of First Lady Jacqueline (Jackie) Kennedy.

The assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963 was one of those moments that defined a generation. With JACKIE, Pablo Larraín makes a brave choice by retelling this story solely through the eyes of Jacqueline Kennedy, casting Natalie Portman in a lead performance that is deeply intelligent and carefully measured. Jackie was as romantic a public figure as her husband, an outwardly poised partner who was placed under great scrutiny yet played her role with consummate grace. Structuring his film around Theodore H. White's LIFE magazine interview with the First Lady a mere week after the assassination, Larraín plunges us into the devastation using a series of finely crafted flashbacks that cover the fateful day in Dallas and Jackie's return to the White House. These sequences complete a moving portrait of a grieving woman - a widow and mother struggling with overwhelming tragedy and attention. (source: www.tiff.net)

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★★★★★ Washington Post - "Jackie would have been an exceptionally smart, intriguing movie as an astutely conceived, well-crafted meditation on political mythmaking. In Larraín and Portman's hands, it becomes something deeper and more emotionally potent."
★★★★ USA Today - "The iconic first lady is given emotional complexity and rich understanding through a stirring and ambitious performance by Natalie Portman in director Pablo Larrain's powerful drama."