Clouds of Sils Maria

Dir.: Olivier Assayas | France, United States 2013 | 124 min

There is a poetic justice in that Juliette Binoche plays the lead role in Olivier Assayas' tribute to actors. Especially the female ones who in particular become victims of time passing. Actresses struggle with a relentlessly early expiration date, and this the forty-something film star Maria Enders feels for herself when she is offered a role in the revival of the play that kick-started her career twenty years earlier. At the time, she played the young, manipulative assistant to a middle-aged businesswoman. But now it is the latter role that Maria is offered. It is not easy for her to accept. At the same time, she has her own assistant (Kristen Stewart) and a young star in the making (Chloë Grace Moretz) who behaves like a diva to contend with. Meta-layers are many in the film, which in itself is a proof that one can not be too old to shine on the big screen. Binoche, at least, has not been better for years. 'Clouds of Sils Maria' was shown in the main competition at Cannes last year.

Original Title
Clouds of Sils Maria
Country
France, United States
Release Year
2013
Duration
124 min.
Directors
Olivier Assayas
Producer
Charles Gillibert
Script
Cast
Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloë Grace Moretz, Lars Eidinger, Johnny Flynn, Angela Winkler
Camera
Yorick Le Saux
Sound
Daniel Sobrino
Editor
Marion Monnier
Production Company
CG Cinema
Version
English Version
Tempo
5
Thrills
4
Sighs
6
Laughs
2
Look
7
Food for thought
6