An account of the days of First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy, in immediate aftermath of John F. Kennedy’s assas­sination in 1963 in Dallas.

United States 2016
  • Czech
99 min.

After the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Jackie Kennedy receives a journalist for an interview at her home in Hyannis Port regarding her husband’s legacy. After some small talk and introductory questions, the journalist turns to inquiries about the assassination and its aftermath for Jackie and her family. Jackie expresses her emotional reaction to the events of the assassination and her interaction with members of the White House close to the President. Lyndon Johnson and his wife are seen comforting Jackie in the aftermath. Jackie is especially concerned for the well-being of the children in adjusting to the loss of their father. Ultimately, she makes it clear to the journalist that she maintains the right to control which parts of the interview may come to press and which parts are to be withheld.

Directed by: Pablo Larraín
Screenplay: Noah Oppenheim
Camera: Stéphane Fontaine
Music: Mica Levi
Editing: Sebastián Sepúlveda
Design: Jean Rabasse
Production: Darren Aronofsky, Pascal Caucheteux, Scott Franklin, Ari Handel, Juan de Dios Larraín, Mickey Liddell
Actors: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup, John Hurt, Richard E. Grant, Caspar Phillipson