new clouds of sils maria trailer

Clouds of Sils Maria looks like an airy puzzle, and a showcase for its excellent cast. The new film from Olivier Assayas (Carlos, Demonlover) casts Juliette Binoche as an actress forced to confront the progression of time and her career. She once found fame playing the ingenue in a play about a woman who drives her employer to suicide; now she’s asked to take the play’s tragic role, as an emerging new star (Chloe Grace Moretz) nabs the juicier part. Meanwhile, her assistant (Kristen Stewart) may be playing out a real-life version of the play in her relationship with Binoche’s character. Check out a new international Clouds of Sils Maria trailer below.

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Clouds of Sils Maria trailer

As nice as it was to see Juliette Binoche in Godzilla last weekend, we were disappointed to see that she didn’t get nearly enough to do. Thankfully, she has a much meatier role in Olivier AssayasClouds of Sils Maria, which debuts at Cannes this week.

Binoche plays aging actress Maria Enders, who returns to the play that launched her career decades ago. But this time, instead of playing the sexy ingenue, she’s playing the suicidal older woman. Chloë Grace Moretz stars as the self-absorbed starlet who’s taken on the younger role, and Kristen Stewart is Binoche’s assistant. Watch the Clouds of Sils Maria trailer after the jump.

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The last film project from Olivier Assayas was the phenomenal mini-series Carlos, released in some markets edited into movie form. That one told the story of would-be revolutionary and genuine terrorist Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, aka Carlos the Jackal.

The new film from Assayas, which did a festival run last year, is Something in the Air. It tackles politics and the idea of revolution, this time looking through the lens of a student caught between politics, art, and women. It appears to be a densely detailed period construction to match Carlos, but with a lighter and slightly more broadly inviting touch. The trailer for the US release just hit, and you can watch it below. Read More »

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