Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy (Natalie Portman) fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband’s historic legacy. Jackie is a portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady. Jackie places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband’s assassination. Known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, here we see a portrait of the First Lady as she fights to establish her husband’s legacy and the world of “Camelot” that she created and loved so well.
“Daringly intimate and unusually insightful, Jackie sees a South American provocateur take on an all-American idol – and the results are unforgettable. Larrain’s bold choices reap rich rewards in a film that covers the period immediately after President Kennedy’s assassination in November 1963, and which features a towering performance from star Natalie Portman. By offering up so much of this marvellous woman’s humanity, the film fleshes out a hitherto enigmatic figure; ultimately, it is with great pride that we watch Jackie step from her husband’s shadow in the aftermath of his death, having secured them both a place in history.“ Radio Times
“Larraín’s film is constantly edgy; challenging, unexpected, revealing. It could well bring Portman a second Academy Award, which would be richly deserved.” Urban Cinefile