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Planetarium (2016)




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Paris, at the end of the 30s, Laura and Kate Barlow are two young sister fortune-tellers, just finishing their European tour. Exhausted by the tour and faced with the competition of new practices, they meet André Korben, a big cinema producer. He is a controversial visionary; the owner of the largest cinema studio in France, using the latest American techniques to keep his company out of the doldrums. Out of a desire to test his own scepticism and a keen sense of curiosity, Korben invites the two sisters to hold a private séance: the result turns his world upside down. He is so disturbed he offers them a contract to try out ambitious experiments... He tells himself that cinema must innovate and surprise to evolve: that he can make the first truly authentic ghost-film. But Laura quickly gathers that Korben has other, more secret reasons for having employed them. Together they end up forming a strange family with increasingly disturbing relations...


Lily-Rose Depp
as Kate Barlow
Natalie Portman
as Laura Barlow
Amira Casar
as Eva Said
Louis Garrel
as Fernand Prouve
Emmanuel Salinger
as Andre Korben
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Critic Reviews for Planetarium

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3)

A movie of only superficial pleasures, offering little emotional resonance beyond an expected late-act leaning toward Europe's troubles to come.

September 7, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

A meandering mess.

September 7, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

A good-looking misfire.

September 7, 2016 | Full Review…
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Top Critic

Rebecca Zlotowski's third film is a muddled, inscrutable jumble of ideas and images.

October 13, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

There's little in the way of forward momentum, and certainly no answers (arguably there are not even any questions), but as an experience it's certainly something.

September 15, 2016 | Full Review…

"Eventually just becomes aggravatingly nebulous and in turn dull."

September 7, 2016 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
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