It’s about time we saw a decent biopic about the former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
Natalie Portman looks absolutely gorgeous as Jackie; the demeanour, the hair, the solemn gaze augmented by the actress’ transformed voice and accent, reveal an uncanny resemblance with the iconic first lady.
Rather than the conventional cradle-to-grave biopic, this film by the Chilean director Pablo Larrain focuses on the week after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, from the perspective of his mourning widow.
“People like to believe in fairy tales. Don’t let it be forgot that for one brief, shining moment, there was a Camelot,” Portman says in the trailer. “There won’t be another Camelot. Not another Camelot.” The symbolic notion of “Camelot” plays a major role in the intimate portrayal of Jackie Kenedy.