The film revolves around a ghost story that takes place in the fashion underworld of Paris. Kristen plays a personal shopper who communicates with spirits.
The film, however, was lauded by a few critics who later defended the film on Twitter.
Despite ringing of boos, PERSONAL SHOPPER trounces above competition thanks to Kristen Stewart's magnetic, unflinching performance. #Cannes? (@nightraincity) May 16, 2016
Heard some people booing and laughing at "Personal Shopper". Same thing last year with "Sea of Trees". #Cannes can't handle ghosts!? Alexander Dunerfors (@dunerfors) May 16, 2016
Kriten and Olivier's last film, 2014's Clouds of Sils Maria, earned her rave reviews and a Cesar Award - making her the first American actress to win the French prize.
Gus Van Sant's The Sea of Trees, starring actor Matthew McConaughey, was also infamously booed last year following its Cannes debut.