Clouds of Sils Maria

April 10th, 2015


Clouds of Sils Maria

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A veteran actress comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of herself when she agrees to take part in a revival of the play that launched her career 20 years earlier.

Release Year: 2014

Rating: 6.8/10 (6,438 voted)

Critic's Score: 78/100

Director: Olivier Assayas

Stars: Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloë Grace Moretz

At the peak of her international career, Maria Enders 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 to rehearse in Sils Maria; a remote region of the Alps. A young Hollywood starlet with a penchant for scandal 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.

Juliette Binoche - Maria Enders
Kristen Stewart - Valentine
Chloë Grace Moretz - Jo-Ann Ellis
Lars Eidinger - Klaus Diesterweg
Johnny Flynn - Christopher Giles
Angela Winkler - Rosa Melchior
Hanns Zischler - Henryk Wald
Nora von Waldstätten - Actress in Sci-fi Movie
Brady Corbet - Piers Roaldson
Aljoscha Stadelmann - Urs Kobler
Claire Tran - Maria's London Assistant
Peter Farkas - Journalist in Zürich
Stuart Manashil - Maria's Agent
Ben Posener - Journalist in London
Ricardia Bramley - Talk-Show Host

Country: France, Switzerland, Germany, USA, Belgium

Language: English, French, German, Swiss German

Release Date: 20 August 2014

Filming Locations: Sils-Maria, Kanton Graubünden, Switzerland

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Kristen Stewart is the first American actress to be nominated for a best supporting actress César award and the second nominated since Julia Migenes's best actress nomination for "Carmen" in 1984. Stewart won and became the first American actress to win a César and the second American after Adrien Brody's win for the The Pianist (2002). See more »

While Maria and Valentine sit together at around 40min the camera perspective changes often and there are numerous goofs in which the cigarette or the glass of Valentine and her arm positioning changes. See more »

User Review


Rating: 8/10

I was very glad that i attended the opening ceremony of the Beirut International Film Festival with the presence of Juliette Binoche screening this touching movie! We're talking here about a festival movie so if you're not ready for a lot of talking scenes, well this is not for you! The story itself is brought by Binoche to director Olivier Assayas about an actress at the peak of her career who is asked again to play a role in a play that made her famous years ago! Let's be clear: this movie is all about stunning performances by a great Trio of actresses Binoche, Stewart and Moretz! Everyone was so great performing the characters. Binoche made it clear that this movie talk about her career and how can it be disturbed or touched emotionally on every level when she'll reach a certain age and when new generations of actors will rise! A must see for cinema lovers and especially for professional actors!


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