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Personal Shopper (film)

I read a horrible review of this film and another glowing review so I thought it was worth a punt if it could be that divisive. After seeing it, twice, I must admit I agree with the latter review. I should disclose that I’m also a fan of Kristen Stewart, I think she is one of the best actresses of our time. Personal Shopper is a complicated piece exploring ideas of longing, desires, searching and at the same time being imprisoned by them. It plays out from the idea of a personal shopper: a person that occupies neither the world of celebrity nor an average person; a person that sits in the middle accessing both worlds, like a medium, with the spiritual world. Kristen Stewart is a young American woman working as a personal shopper for a celebrity in Paris. Stewart glides around the most glamourous stores to pick up items for her high profile celebrity whom she hardly sees. The tasks themselves are mundane and involve lots of travelling around. She is somewhat envious of the lif