“Of course, the screenplay lends itself to the fact that one is practically bare in terms of who one is, one’s identity,” Juliette Binoche said back at Cannes, discussing Clouds of Sils Maria. “That means that you have to have tremendous confidence, both in yourself and in the director. We hardly rehearsed with Olivier Assayas. We threw ourselves into the scenes and there was hardly any rehearsing. We had no safety net and that’s why it was such a wonderful experience.”
With a U.S. release date now set for April 10th, IFC Films has now dropped the first domestic trailer. We were fans of the film at its premiere, saying in our positive review, “Sils Maria is clearly the product of two authors grappling with their past. Assayas and Binoche could simply remake the past; instead, they are reconsidering it and reinterpreting it in a new light. They have inhaled the youthful energy around them to move toward a thrilling future.” Also starring Kristen Stewart, Chloe Moretz, and Johnny Flynn, check out the trailers below for one of our early favorites of the year.
Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, and Chloë Grace Moretz light up this scintillating showbiz drama from acclaimed director Olivier Assayas (Carlos). When she’s cast as the older lover in a romantic lesbian drama opposite an upstart young starlet (Moretz), an established middle-aged actress (Binoche) is overcome with personal insecurities and professional jealousies—all while sexual tension simmers between her and her personal assistant (Stewart). A bewitching tale of backstage rivalry, Clouds of Sils Maria is propelled by tour-de-force performances from three actresses at the top of their game.
Clouds of Sils Maria arrive on April 10th.