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Clouds of Sils Maria (2014)

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A film star comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of herself while starring in a revival of the play that launched her career.

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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. Written by Cannes Film Festival

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Rated R for language and brief graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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20 August 2014 (France)  »

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Sils Maria  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$61,810, 12 April 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,811,138, 28 June 2015

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,733,798, 31 December 2015
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Film posters outside of the movie theater reveal Jo-Ann Ellis' movie is titled "Time Shift." See more »

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In the opening, the characters are riding in what is clearly a second-class rail car. This would be completely out of character, given what we see later in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Klaus Diesterweg: [Talking about the paparazzi crisis swirling around Christopher Giles] The media is going to crucify him.
Jo-Ann Ellis: No, no. I'll take the heat. I'll be the homewrecker. I'm used to getting nasty shit written about me. I could obviously care less.
Klaus Diesterweg: Do you want to cancel tomorrow's rehearsal? Maria, would you mind?
Maria Enders: Of course not.
Jo-Ann Ellis: No way. No, no, no. I'd rather work.
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Crazy Credits

During the closing credits, four of the actors are shown under the heading "guest appearance by". See more »


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Review Parisienne
Music by Claire Michael, Patrick Chartol and Jean-Michel Vallet (credited as Chartol - Michael - Vallet)
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Ambiguity
28 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

Ambiguity is the key world of this film. You are the major actor in the sense that your interpretation makes the film. Each scene is so ambiguous that you can always interpret it in various manners so in the end _you_ are the director. When Maria and Val work on the text, rehearse the play, the feelings are so mingled that you are the one who decide if they are those of Helena- Sigrid or rather Maria-Val. Reality is entangled. I loved the Alps hiking shots and overall the mysterious Maloja snake. I would have rated it a 9 to the Writer-Director Olivier Assayas but reduced it to a 8 because I was disappointed in Juliette Binoche's performance. She is usually better than in this film, it is as if she didn't feel like acting this character, a bit like what happens in the film itself. At several occasions her laugh is artificial and fake. She is obviously ill at ease in this character, which proves what I wrote before about entangled reality between the film itself and the play prepared in the film. I'm not sure I am very clear but those who have seen and felt/perceived the movie as I, will understand.


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