Personal Shopper is very French.
It has the languid pace of the French New Wave, letting the movie breathe gently as its story of loss and identity gradually unfolds.
But it won’t be the average horror (even ghost) movie fan’s cup of tea.
It has no shocks for one thing, although a lot of tension.
It’s a movie that completely embraces Kristen Stewart in all her glory. She is superb throughout with a highly naturalistic performance (that, as is her way, includes little in the way of humour and very few smiles).
Glum. That’s the way to describe her.
She’s barely off screen and acts with mobile phones, deserted buildings and the odd human.
If you like action avoid at all costs, but for an intelligent supernatural story with brilliant acting and a highly original premise this should be just your cup of tea.