Planetarium Trailer: Natalie Portman Headlines the French Drama

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Watch the Planetarium trailer.

Watch Natalie Portman and Lily-Rose Depp in the Planetarium trailer

The film set to premiere next month at TIFF, the Planetarium trailer has debuted online today. Directed by Rebecca Zlotowski (Belle épine, Grand Central), the French Belgian drama is headlined by Academy Award winner Natalie Portman and also stars Lily-Rose Depp, Emmanuel Salinger, Amira Casar, Pierre Salvadori and Louis Garrel. Check out the Planetarium trailer in the player below and find four new stills from the film in the gallery viewer at the bottom of this page.

Planetarium is described by TIFF as follows:

The setting is Paris in the 1930s where two sisters, American spiritualists Laura (Portman, who also appears at this year’s Festival in Jackie) and Kate Barlow (Depp), are winding up a world tour. Seemingly adept at communicating with the dead, the women are somewhat less experienced with the business of the living. Nevertheless, their astonishing exhibit of apparently supernatural powers piques the interest of powerful French film producer André Korben (Emmanuel Salinger), who retains their strange talents for his wildly ambitious new film project. Laura and Kate are soon swept up in a scheme that, fusing art and the occult, portends a dark shadow soon to be cast over all of Europe.

“A film about speaking to spirits and crafting grand spectacles,” reads the festival’s official site, “‘Planetarium’ is itself an otherworldly spectacle — one that lures us into a seductive twilight realm of mystery and secrets…. Lyrical and dreamlike, ‘Planetarium’ immerses us in a world where, as with cinema itself, reality and illusion intermingle until it’s nearly impossible to discern between the two.”

Although a domestic release date has not yet been set, Planetarium is expected to open in French theaters November 16.

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