Natalie Portman's Film Jackie Wins Toronto Film Festival's Platform Prize

​The Jackie biopic details former First Lady Jackie Kennedy's life, a week after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy


Musical film La La Land might have won the Toronto Interntional Film Festival's renowned People's Choice award last night but it appears another film was dominating the conversation – Jackie

Last night, Chilean director Pablo Larraín won the Toronto's Platform prize for the Jacqueline Kennedy biopic starring Natalie Portman, out later this year. 


The film is set one week after the assassination of Jackie's husband, John F. Kennedy, in the lead-up to Theodore H White's controversial Life magazine interview, in which the former First Lady portrayed her late husband as a King Arthur-type hero.   

The film's narrative oscillates between the assassination of the President in Dallas, arrangements for his funeral, Jackie's years in the White House and the famous funeral procession to Arlington cemetery.


However, while Jackie's director has been critically praised, the film's success is being put down to one woman alone – Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman. 

The Guardian calls Natalie's depiction of Jackie as 'altogether astonishing', with a similar beauty and docile-sounding accent to Jackie – an unsurprising review given Larraín reportedly vowed to taken on the biopic on the condition that Portman played the leading role. 

In the film, the 35-year-old actress stars alongside  Billy Crudup, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, and John Hurt and is currently generating Oscar buzz.

Another film to add to the must-watch list, then. 

Watch a clip from the upcoming film Jackie, below:

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