Clouds of Sils Maria

124 mins
7.8 / 10 (8205)


At the peak of her acting 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 Sigrid, a manipulatively seductive young woman who drives Helena, her boss, to suicide. Now she is being asked to step into the role of Helena.

MUBI's take

Olivier Assayas directed Kristen Stewart to a history-making César Award win in Clouds of Sils Maria, but it’s La Binoche who really steals the show: on career-best form as the fading star at the slippery center of this Bergmanesque tale of dualities, mirror reflections, and brooding power dynamics.