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).