Clouds of Sils Maria

Clouds of Sils Maria

Olivier Assayas, 2014
Switzerland/Germany/France | German and French with English subtitles | Format: DCP | 124 minutes

U.S. Premiere

Q&A with director Olivier Assayas and actress Juliette Binoche at both screenings

Q&A with Kristen Stewart on October 8

Maria Enders (Juliette Binoche) is a middle-aged actress who soared to stardom in her twenties in a play called Maloja Snake, in which she created the role of a ruthless young woman named Sigrid who engages in a power game with her older boss. Now an established international actress, Maria is considering the role of the older woman in a heavily promoted revival, with an infamous young superstar (Chloë Grace Moretz) as Sigrid. Maria and her savvy personal assistant (Kristen Stewart) prepare for the production at a secluded spot in the Swiss Alps, in a series of stunning scenes that are the beating heart of Olivier Assayas’s brilliant new film. What begins as a chronicle of an actress going through the paces of celebrity culture (fashion shoots, official dinners, interviews, Internet rumors) gradually develops into something more powerfully mysterious: a close meditation on time and how one comes to terms with its passage. An IFC Films release.

Travel support provided by Unifrance

Series: NYFF52 Main Slate

Venue: Alice Tully Hall