The 52nd New York Film Festival Daily Still – Clouds of Sils Maria

The 52nd New York Film Festival (NYFF) has opened with 17 days of exciting world premieres, award winners from Cannes, Berlin, and Venice, retrospective screenings, spotlights on emerging filmmakers, panels, galas and much more! Join us here MoviefiedNYC, as we bring you our daily selection of the one film playing today that we think you shouldn’t miss. Happy NYFF!

Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart – Cloud of Sils Maria


Olivier Assayas, 2014
Switzerland/Germany/France | German and French with English subtitles | Format: DCP | 124 minutes

U.S. Premiere

Q&A with director Olivier Assayas and actress Juliette Binoche at both screenings

Q&A with Kristen Stewart on October 8

Maria Enders (Juliette Binoche) is a middle-aged actress who soared to stardom in her twenties in a play called Maloja Snake, in which she created the role of a ruthless young woman named Sigrid who engages in a power game with her older boss. Now an established international actress, Maria is considering the role of the older woman in a heavily promoted revival, with an infamous young superstar (Chloë Grace Moretz) as Sigrid. Maria and her savvy personal assistant (Kristen Stewart) prepare for the production at a secluded spot in the Swiss Alps, in a series of stunning scenes that are the beating heart of Olivier Assayas’s brilliant new film. What begins as a chronicle of an actress going through the paces of celebrity culture (fashion shoots, official dinners, interviews, Internet rumors) gradually develops into something more powerfully mysterious: a close meditation on time and how one comes to terms with its passage. An IFC Films release.

Travel support provided by Unifrance

Series: NYFF52 Main Slate

Venue: Alice Tully Hall

   

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