Oscars 2018: IFC Films showcases Kristen Stewart in ‘Personal Shopper,’ Nicholas Hoult in ‘Rebel in the Rye’

Two years ago, IFC Films had great success with Andrew Haigh‘s domestic drama “45 Years,” with Charlotte Rampling reaping her first Oscar bid for playing a long-time wife who learns a secret about her husband’s past life. This year, this indie distributor has two strong contenders with the 2016 Cannes sensation “Personal Shopper,” a showcase for Kristen Stewart, and the J.D. Salinger biopic “Rebel in the Rye,” which marks Emmy-winning writer Danny Strong‘s debut as a director.

Below, detailed listings of each of these Oscar contenders, including release dates, creative types, cast lists, running times, plot summaries, and receptions both critical and commercial.

“Personal Shopper” (IFC Films) – March 10
Director: Olivier Assayas
Writer: Olivier Assayas
Cast: Kristen Stewart, Anders Danielsen Lie, Lars Eidinger
Running Time: 110 minutes

Summary: Olivier Assayas won the 2016 Cannes Film Festival award for Best Director for this ghost story from the fashion underworld of Paris.

Reception: Rotten Tomatoes – 81; MetaCritic – 78
Box Office: US – $1.3 million; Rest of World – $1 million (as of July 20, 2017)

“Rebel in the Rye” (IFC Films) – Sept. 15
Director: Danny Strong
Writer: Danny Strong (based on the biography “J.D. Salinger: A Life” by Kenneth Slawenski)
Cast: Nicholas Hoult, Zoey Deutch, Sarah Paulson, Kevin Spacey, Victor Garber, Hope Davis, Eric Bogosian, Brian d’Arcy James

Summary: Danny Strong makes his directorial debut with this biographical drama about reclusive writer J.D. Salinger (Nicholas Hoult).

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