Natalie Portman stars in this compelling portrait of one of the 20th century’s most iconic women, Jackie Kennedy.
She conveys a mix of traumatised frailty and steely resolve as Pablo Larraín’s film ricochets between events in the hours and days following her husband John F Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas in November 1963.
Anaesthetised by shock and reeling with grief, Jackie also proves her resilience, too.
Portman is not perfect, but her portrayal of shell-shocked sorrow is searing in its intensity. Peter Sarsgaard (Bobby Kennedy), Greta Gerwig (social secretary Nancy Tuckerman) and John Hurt (a shrewd Roman Catholic priest) provide strong supporting turns, too.