Original title: Clouds of Sils Maria
Directed by: Olivier Assayas
With: Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloë Grace Moretz, Lars Eidinger, Johnny Flynn, Brady Corbet
Country of origin: France / Germany / Switzerland
Production year: 2014
At the peak of her international career, Maria Enders (Juliette Binoche) is asked to perform in a revival of the play that made her famous twenty years ago. But back then she played the role of Sigrid, an alluring young girl who disarms and eventually drives her boss Helena to suicide. Now she is being asked to step into the other role, that of the older Helena.
She departs with her assistant (Kristen Stewart) to rehearse in Sils Maria; a remote region of the Alps. A young Hollywood starlet with a penchant for scandal (Chloë Grace Moretz) is to take on the role of Sigrid, and Maria finds herself on the other side of the mirror, face to face with an ambiguously charming woman who is, in essence, an unsettling reflection of herself.
MK2 will show first images at Berlin of Olivier Assayas’-language debut “Clouds of Sils Maria,” with Juliette Binoche, Chloe Grace Moretz and Kristen Stewart, and of Naomi Kawase’s coming of age tale “Still The Water.” Per Karmitz, both will be ready around Cannes.
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