The Clouds of Sils Maria  (The Clouds of Sils Maria)
Olivier Assayas
France/Germany/Switzerland 2014, DCP, color, 123 min., OV w/German ST

Legendary film actress Maria Enders (Juliette Binoche) struggles to stay relevant by agreeing to star in a revival of the play that launched her career 20 years earlier. But instead of playing the key role of a young woman who compels her boss to suicide, she agrees to take on the less flattering part of the employer, while current It girl Jo-Anne Ellis (Chloë Grace Moretz) lands the lead.
Maria heads to the sweeping getaway of the Swiss alps with her trusty assistant Valentine (Kristen Stewart) to rehearse the part. Buried in glasses and tattoos, Stewart fully inhabits her role as a credible young woman riddled with self-doubt that nicely complements the fears of aging that plague her employer.

Olivier Assayas
born 25 January 1955, is a French film director, screenwriter and film critic.
Assayas was born in Paris, France, the son of French director/screenwriter Raymond Assayas, alias Jacques Rémy (1911–1981). His father was of Italian Jewish origin and his mother was of Protestant Hungarian origin. Assayas started his career in the industry by helping his father. He ghostwrote episodes for TV shows his father was working on when his health failed. Assayas made his debut in 1986, after directing some short films and writing for the influential film magazine “Cahiers du cinema”.

Filmography (Selection):
L’Enfant de l’hiver (1989), Irma Vep (1996), Les Destinées sentimentales (2000), Demonlover (2002), Clean (2004), L’Heure d’été (2007), Carlos (2010), Après Mai (2012), Personal Shopper (2016).

06/12 6:30 PM / Metro Kino Pleskow Saal

Olivier Assayas

Written by: Olivier Assayas.
Director of Photography: Yorick Le Saux.
Edited by: Marion Monnier.
With: Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloë Grace Moretz, Lars Eidinger.