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İKSV Galas: Jackie
11 January Wednesday
Cinemaximum City's Nişantaşı

Organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, the İKSV Galas' upcoming film is Jackie. Directed by Golden Tulip-winner Pablo Larraín, Jackie stars Natalie Portman as the eponymous First Lady prior to and following the fateful assassination of the president.

The Turkish premiere of Jackie will be on January 11, Wednesday, 21.30 at Cinemaximum City's Nişantaşı.

Focusing on Jacqueline Kennedy's conflicting sensibilities as she is stuck being the First Lady and being a wife, Jackie depicts the immediate aftershocks of the death of the President, Jackie's life being overturned in a day, the funeral preparations and her relations with her inner circle. The film benefits the interview Jacqueline Kennedy gave to LIFE magazine a week after the assassination.

Natalie Portman's performance in Jackie was praised so as to guarantee her Oscar nomination. Peter Sarsgaard is Robert Kennedy in Jackie, and Greta Gerwig is the First Lady's assistant.

Jackie's world premiere took place at the Venice Film Festival where the film won the Best Screenplay Award. Produced by Darren Aronofsky, Jackie is director Pablo Larraín's first film in the English language.

Larraín had won the Golden Tulip at the Istanbul Film Festival in 2009 with Tony Manero. He was later nominated for an Oscar with No in 2012. Larraín's latest film Neruda,a biopic of the poet, opened in two weeks after Jackie in the US.

Jackie's first screening in Turkey will be at İKSV Galas. The tickets will be on sale as of 30 December 10.30 on Biletix, İKSV main box office, and as of 18.00 on the day of the screening at Cinemaximum City's Nişantaşı. The pre-sales for Tulip Members begins on 29 December Thursday.

"A reminder that for a time Jacqueline Kennedy was bigger than any star, bigger than Marilyn or Liz." -Manohla Dargis, The NY Times

"Chilean director Larraín's status as the most daring and prodigious political filmmaker of his generation remains undimmed." -Guy Lodge, Variety