Seberg is inspired by real events about the French New Wave darling and Breathless star, Jean Seberg, who in the late 1960s was targeted by Hoover’s FBI, because of her political and romantic involvement with civil rights activist Hakim Jamal.
In his second feature film, the renowned Australian theatre director Benedict Andrews offers up a noir-ish thriller set amidst the late-1960s Hollywood that pulses with modern themes and political intrigue. It weaves together facts and historical incidents into a kind of speculative narrative based on real events in the life of actress Jean Seberg, when her involvement with the Black Power movement leaves her vulnerable to a smear campaign engineered by Hoover’s FBI.
A camera traps you, the true you—not a distorted reflection in a mirror, but a pure critical reproduction in a magnifying lens. — Jean Seberg
“Stewart keeps you glued throughout, giving a coolly compelling performance that becomes steadily more poignant as the subject unravels.“ – Hollywood Reporter.
“Seberg gives viewers a peek behind the curtain into a politically divided time presciently reflective of today's society, and offers an iconic, tour de force performance from Stewart.” – Film Inquiry.