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Clouds of Sils Maria (2014)Clouds of Sils Maria (2014)

7.7

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France, Germany
English, French, German
Character-driven, Long, Original
2014
Olivier Assayas
Aljoscha Stadelmann, Angela Winkler, Benoit Peverelli
124 min

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A veteran actress comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of herself when she agrees to take part in a revival of the play that launched her career 20 years earlier.

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7.7
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The film for which Kristen Stewart became the first American actress to win the César Award. The Twilight star turned indie prodigy plays next to another award favorite, Juliette Binoche, as her assistant. When rehearsing for the play that launched her career many years earlier, Binoche’s character, Maria, blurs the line between fiction and reality, her old age and her assistant’s young demeanor, and the romance story portrayed in the play and her own life. The movie itself is stylized as a play, adding another interesting layer of artistic creativity to the complex plot line. A film for film lovers.

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