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Clouds of Sils Maria

Olivier Assayas

 
Clouds of Sils Maria (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • France, Germany, Switzerland
  • 2014
  • 124 minutes
  • Color
  • 2.40:1
  • German, French, English
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  • Spine #822

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 famous—only 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 Chloë Grace Moretz is Maria’s callow 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 woman’s reckoning with herself and the world.

Cast

Maria EndersJuliette Binoche
ValentineKristen Stewart
Jo-Ann EllisChloë Grace Moretz
Klaus DiesterwegLars Eidinger
Christopher GilesJohnny Flynn
Piers RoaldsonBrady Corbet
Henryk WaldHanns Zischler
Rosa MelchiorAngela Winkler
Superhero film actressNora von Waldstätten
Urs KoblerAljoscha Stadelmann
Urs’s assistantLuise Berndt
Mayor of ZurichGilles Tschudi
BerndtBenoit Peverelli
Maria’s new assistantClaire Tran
Maria’s agentStuart Manashil
Journalist in ZurichPeter Farkas
Talk-show hostessRicardia Bramley
Chanel press agentCaroline De Maigret
Concierge in WaldhausArnold Gramara
Journalist in LondonBen Posener
Theater assistant in LondonSean McDonagh

Credits

Disc Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • 2K digital master, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Beyond Time, a new interview with director Olivier Assayas
  • Parallel Lives, a new program featuring actors Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart on their roles in the film
  • Cloud Phenomena of Maloja, a silent 1924 documentary by Arnold Fanck that is seen in the film
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Molly Haskell

    New cover by Nessim Higson

Film Essays

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iClouds of Sils Maria

By Molly Haskell June 30, 2016

In Olivier Assayas’s 2014 film Clouds of Sils Maria, Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart play out a story centered on the complexities of female relationships, the making and undoing of . . . Read more »

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Did You See This?

July 01, 2016

Earlier this week, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the 683 industry individuals invited to join the Academy in 2016. In a push to diversify the membership, the Academy . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Currrent_28748id_043_thumbnail

iClouds of Sils Maria

By Molly Haskell June 30, 2016

In Olivier Assayas’s 2014 film Clouds of Sils Maria, Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart play out a story centered on the complexities of female relationships, the making and undoing of . . . Read more »


Video


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Did You See This?

May 28, 2016

In celebration of Oliver Assayas’s Kristen Stewart–led fashion-world ghost story Personal Shopper (for which Assayas won a best director prize at Cannes last week), Vogue has a new feature with . . . Read more »

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