This multilayered, immensely entertaining drama from the great contemporary French director Olivier Assayas is a singular look at the intersection of high art and popular culture. The always extraordinary Juliette Binoche is stirring as Maria, a stage and screen icon who is being courted to star in a new production of the play that made her famousâonly this time she must assume the role of the older woman. Kristen Stewart matches her punch for punch as her beleaguered assistant, called upon to provide support both professional and emotional for her mercurial boss. And ChloÃ« Grace Moretz is Mariaâs arrogant new castmate, a starlet waiting in the wings. An amorphous, soul-searching tale, filled with ethereal images of its Swiss Alps setting, Clouds of Sils Maria
brilliantly dramatizes one womanâs reckoning with herself and the world.
- New interviews with director Olivier Assayas and actors Juliette Binoche and Kristin Stewart
- Cloud Phenomena of Maloja, a silent 1924 documentary by Arnold Fanck that is seen in the film
- Insert featuring an essay by Molly Haskell