Clouds of Sils Maria is the hotly anticipated upcoming film drama written and directed by Olivier Assayas, and starring Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, and Chloë Grace Moretz.
The Plot – Juliette Binoche headlines as Maria Enders, a luminous talent in early middle-age who once rose to fame playing 18-year-old Sigrid in a lauded lesbian drama. Now a new director wants to re-stage the play, this time casting Maria in the role of Helena, the bitter, brittle older lover. Maria is reluctant but the director insists. “Sigrid and Helena are one and the same person. And because you were Sigrid, only you can play Helena.” Enter Jo-Ann (Chloe Grace Moretz), a Hollywood starlet, fresh out of rehab o play Sigrid.
Yet, this story is not the focus of the film, the interest lies in the dynamics between Maria and Val (Kristen Stewart), the actor’s personal assistant. The relationship here is quite beautifully drawn, with Stewart again demonstrating what a terrific performer she can be away from the shadow of Twilight.
It is immediately apparent that these two women are close. Maria and Val love each other and live together, but their friendship has never been on an equal footing – and here is the twist….