On Friday, 10th January 2020, SEBERG comes to cinemas across the UK and Ireland, starring Kristen Stewart, Jack O’Connell, Vince Vaughn Anthony Mackie, Zazie Beetz and Margaret Qualley.
The film had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival and screened at this year’s BFI London Film Festival.
Inspired by real events, SEBERG focuses on the French New Wave darling and Breathless star, Jean Seberg, who in the late 1960s was targeted by the FBI because of her support of the civil rights movement and romantic involvement with Hakim Jamal, among others.
In his second feature film, director Benedict Andrews’ (Una) noir-ish thriller, Seberg’s life and career are destroyed by J Edgar Hoover’s FBI overreaching surveillance and harassment in an effort to suppress and discredit Seberg’s activism.
With strong support from Jack O’Connell as a new FBI recruit tasked with surveilling Jean, the film channels Coppola’s masterpiece The Conversation, and Alan Pakula’s paranoia trilogy, Klute, Parallax View and All The President’s Men as it pulls together the epic scope of a conspiracy thriller with the intimacy of an electrically charged love story.
Director Benedict Andrews and cinematographer Rachel Morrison bring an impeccable sense of time and place to this thrillingly stylish film which showcases an astonishing performance from Kristen Stewart at its heart.