Rebecca Zlotowski’s 1930s drama follows two American sisters, played by Depp and Portman, as they try to piece together eerie happenings in Paris. Their medium abilities attract the attention of a film producer who believes their talents would translate wonderfully on-screen. Fame and fortune follow, which, naturally, goes to their heads. I wonder if the dead could’ve told them that.
The film’s first trailer is primarily in French, but with enough English to piece together what’s going on. If anything, it teases a lush period drama with delectable visuals and a strong commitment to costuming.
Planetarium will debut at the Venice International Film Festival at the end of this month, with a screening slated for the Toronto Film Festival as well. It has a November 16 release date in France but has yet to pick up an American distributor—hence the French subtitles when English is spoken. Regardless, the trailer is well-worth your time. It’s got Oscar-bait written all over it and promises two stunning performances by Portman and Depp.