Clouds of Sils Maria

Clouds of Sils Maria

Directed by Olivier Assayas • 2014 • France, Germany, Switzerland

At the peak of her international career, Maria Enders is asked to perform in a revival of the play that made her famous twenty years ago. But back then she played the role of Sigrid, an alluring young girl who disarms and eventually drives her boss Helena to suicide. Now she is being asked to step into the other role, that of the older Helena. She departs with her assistant to rehearse in Sils Maria; a remote region of the Alps. A young Hollywood starlet with a penchant for scandal is to take on the role of Sigrid, and Maria finds herself on the other side of the mirror, face to face with an ambiguously charming woman who is, in essence, an unsettling reflection of herself.

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Clouds of Sils Maria
  • Clouds of Sils Maria

    Directed by Olivier Assayas • 2014 • France, Germany, Switzerland

    At the peak of her international career, Maria Enders is asked to perform in a revival of the play that made her famous twenty years ago. But back then she played the role of Sigrid, an alluring young girl who disarms and eventual...

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  • Olivier Assayas on CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA

    Writer and director Olivier Assayas created the part of Maria Enders in CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA for Juliette Binoche at the actor’s request—she wanted to work with him again after their collaboration on SUMMER HOURS (2008). In April 2015, Assayas sat down in Paris for this discussion of the project.

  • Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart

    In these interviews, conducted in Paris and New York City in 2015, actors Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart reflect on their work with director Olivier Assayas and taking on the roles of Maria and Valentine in CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA.

  • Cloud Phenomena of Maloja

    Segments of this short documentary, directed by Arnold Fanck in 1924, appear in CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA. Presented in its entirety here, CLOUD PHENOMENA OF MALOJA shows the cloud formations from which both works take their names. It is accompanied by a score by the Sardinian jazz trumpet player Paol...