Planetarium / Planétarium


Director: Rebecca Zlotowski
Cast: Natalie Portman, Lily-Rose Depp, Emmanuel Salinger, Louis Garrel, Amira Casar
Country: France, Belgium
Language: French with English subtitles, English
Year of production: 2016
Genre: Drama, Period Film
Rating: M Sex scenes, nudity & drug use
Duration: 105 min
Festivals: Venice International Film Festival 2016, Out of Competition

“Gorgeous, dreamy supernatural drama.” The Guardian


Kate and Laura Barlow (Natalie Portman and Lily-Rose Depp), two sisters who have the ability to contact ghosts, have just completed a world tour. At the close of the 1930s, they enter Paris to perform as psychic mediums. There, in the city of light, they catch the eye of film producer Korben (Emmanuel Salinger) who becomes obsessed with the idea of filming the supernatural. The sisters become embroiled in the world of cinema, blissfully unaware of the worldwide turmoil of the years to come.

Rebecca Zlotowski (Grand Central) has a reputation for films of emotional depth and striking visuals. Taking us back to the height of studio cinema, Planetarium showcases opulent costumes and stunning cinematography. The use of the “supercamera” Alexa 65 is a first in French films, and its impact is obvious in the rich and compelling nature of the visuals. Natalie Portman and Lily-Rose Depp, both fluent in French, sparkle in the roles of two sisters with a love for dramatics. The film is loosely based on historical fact, alluding to the fate of Bernard Natan, a film innovator and one time owner of Pathé and the Fox sisters, mediums who were influential in the growth of spiritualism.



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Tues 7 Mar 8:25 pm E
Sun 12 Mar 6:15 pm E Featuring a Q+A with Director Rebecca Zlotowski
Wed 15 Mar 10:30 am D
Wed 22 Mar 2:20 pm D

Tues 7 Mar 12:50 pm
Sat 11 Mar 1:55 pm
Mon 13 Mar 6:10 pm Featuring a Q+A with Director Rebecca Zlotowski
Tues 21 Mar 8:30 pm

Tues 7 Mar 12:50 pm
Fri 10 Mar 8:30 pm
Tues 14 Mar 10:30 am
Mon 20 Mar 6:15 pm

Mon 13 Mar 8:00 pm
Tues 21 Mar 3:15 pm

Sun 12 Mar 8:00 pm
Fri 17 Mar 6:25 pm
Mon 20 Mar 2:20 pm

Sat 18 Mar 8:30 pm

Sat 18 Mar 1:00 pm
Fri 24 Mar 8:30 pm

Mon 20 Mar 8:15 pm
Sat 25 Mar 4:00 pm

Sun 26 Mar 8:00 pm
Tues 28 Mar 1:15 pm

Sat 25 Mar 4:20 pm
Tues 4 April 6:20 pm

Fri 24 Mar 6:15 pm
Wed 12 Apr 11:00 am

Sun 2 Apr 8:10 pm
Thurs 6 Apr 1:00 pm
Tues 11 Apr 11:00 am

Fri 31 Mar 6:20 pm
Sat 8 Apr 2:05 pm

E Embassy Theatre
D Deluxe Theatre

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