After President Kennedy is assassinated, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband’s historic legacy.
Jacqueline Kennedy was just 34 when her husband was elected President of the United States. Elegant, stylish, and inscrutable, she instantly became a global icon, one of the most famous women in the world, her taste in fashion, décor and the arts, widely admired.
Then, on November 22, 1963, while on a campaign trip to Dallas, John F. Kennedy is assassinated – Jackie’s pink suit is showered in her husband’s blood. As she boards Air Force One back to Washington, Jackie’s world – including her faith – is completely shattered. Traumatized and reeling with grief, over the course of the next week she must confront the unimaginable: consoling their two young children, vacating the home she painstakingly restored, and planning her husband’s funeral. Jackie quickly realizes that the next seven days will determine how history will define her husband’s legacy – and how she herself will be remembered.
Jackie is an unflinching portrait of a woman both iconic and mysterious, as well as a rumination on faith, history, mythology and loss.
Starring Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup and John Hurt.
Jackie opens in Irish cinemas January 20th 2017.