Summer Hours writer/director Olivier Assayas is in competition at the Cannes Film Festival this year with Clouds Of Silas Maria, boasting the talents of Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart and Chloe Grace Moretz. The first trailer for the drama is now online.
Clouds Of Silas Maria finds Binoche as critically acclaimed actress Maria Enders, who launched her career two decades ago with a searing role in the play Maloja Snake. Back then, she played Sigrid, an ambitious young woman who slowly drove her older friend Helena to suicide. Now, more than 20 years layer, she’s in Switzerland’s Sils Maria to celebrate the man who helped launch her career and is approached about playing the Helena role in a new production.
Caught at a tumultuous part of her life, Maria begins to wonder about her own life, and her close relationship with personal assistant Valentine (Stewart). Her concern is not helped when she meets Jo-Ann Ellis (Moretz), the controversial young actress who will take over the Sigrid role in the play…
A look at aging, the business of show and how friendships can sour, Clouds Of Sils Maria opens in the States later this year, but there’s no sign of a UK release date yet. If it plays well in Cannes, expect that to change soon.