Clouds of Sils Maria

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Review By Radheyan Simonpillai NOW Rating: NNNN

The fabulous K-Stew holds her own opposite the exquisite Binoche as a frumpy and loyal personal assistant to a veteran actor frightened by aging.

As their characters debate art, gossip, career choices and Google, the actors' palpable intimacy is intensified by how much the meta-dialogue reflects their own work. An upcoming stage role casts Binoche's Maria Enders as an older woman, reminding the icon that her career can only go downhill. She's starring opposite a young Hollywood starlet (Chloƫ Grace Moretz) whose troublesome appearances on TMZ reflect Stewart's struggle with fame and scandal.

Assayas occasionally gets carried away with the layered, self-reflexive insights, but the actors keep every scene anchored, tackling the material with genuine warmth, melancholy and frailty.

Olivier Assayas
  • Juliette Binoche
  • Kristen Stewart
Special Presentations
124 minutes
Thu Sep 4 9:45 PM
Princess of Wales Theatre
Fri Sep 5 9:30 AM
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