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Clouds Of Sils Maria Trailer


Maria Enders is an ageing actress whose best known role was that of Sigrid in the 20 year old play 'Maloja Snake'. The play centres on the relationship between two women - the young and manipulative Sigrid and her older boss Helena, who eventually commits suicide under Sigrid's destructive influence. Enders is now being scouted again for a revival of the production, though this time in the role of Helena. She is reluctant to take on the project, but does so with the encouragement of her trusted young assistant Valentine. Soon she meets a rising starlet named Jo-Ann Ellis who is to play the new Sigrid, but Maria finds her rude and as destructive as her forthcoming character. Soon the pressure and uncomfortable similarities to herself she sees in Jo-Ann get too much for Maria, who's already overcome with grief following her divorce and the death of a friend. Plus, she starts to feel like she could be losing Valentine, who's beginning to think there's something unhealthy about Maria's reliance on her.

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Clouds of Sils Maria Review


Good

An intriguing Chinese box of a movie, this slightly too-clever drama unpicks the layers of identity that are concealed behind the image of a celebrity. It's so knowing that it can't help but find revelatory meaning here and there, and the performances are raw and fascinating. There's also spectacular scenery and some darkly swelling emotions. But the themes are pushed a bit too hard, and the plot is enigmatic and oddly unresolved.

At the centre is Maria (Juliette Binoche), a famous actress who is aware that as she ages she's entering a new phase in her career. She's headed with her personal assistant Val (Kristen Steward) to a special event in Sils-Maria, Switzerland, to honour Wilhelm, the director who made Maria a star. But Wilhelm dies just before they arrive, so the event turns into a memorial instead. At the funeral, theatre director Klaus (Lars Eidinger) approaches Maria about starring in a new version of Wilhelm's iconic play Maloja Snake, which refers to an unusual cloud formation in this Alpine region. But this time Maria would play the older woman, while rising-star Jo-Ann (Chloe Grace Moretz) takes the ingenue role that sparked Maria's career. While Jo-Ann catches headlines for her bad-girl antics, Maria asks Val to help her get a grip on the alien older character she will be playing.

The story spirals out from here with swirling angles of meaning, as the play within the film becomes entangled with the contrasting public and private lives of the celebrities. Thankfully, even though everything is very pointed, the actors deliver remarkably off-handed performances that are very easy to identify with, revealing their characters' private thoughts and insecurities. There is of course also a further meta-level to all of this, as Jo-Ann's paparazzi-baiting lifestyle echoes experiences Stewart herself has had.

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Press night for 'Sunny Afternoon'

Johnny Flynn - Photographs from the Press night of the new musical based around the Kinks 'Sunny Afternoon' which was held at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 28th October 2014

Johnny Flynn - The Water (Live at The Lewes Stopover 2013)


Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit play their single 'The Water' during the gig at Lewes, East Sussex leg of the Gentlemen of the Road Stopover festivals. Before starting the song, he is seen tuning up and introducing a new ukulele player.

Lotus Eaters Trailer


Alice is a fashion model living in London with an interest in acting but she is currently caught up in a complicated relationship with her boyfriend Charlie; a handsome and romantic musician but with serious drug problems. Meanwhile, their rich friends engage in a whirlwind of alcohol, drugs, partying and break-ups as they struggle to find any meaning in their wealthy, over indulgent lives. Alice finds herself breaking apart from the others with a desire for much more in the world, wishing for a future instead of a life of hedonism.

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Picture - Band member of Johnny Flynn Isle of Wight, England, Sunday 11th September 2011

Johnny Flynn and Bestival - Band member of Johnny Flynn Isle of Wight, England - Bestival 2011 at the Robin Hill Country Park - Day 4 Sunday 11th September 2011

Picture - Johnny Flynn Isle of Wight, England, Sunday 11th September 2011

Johnny Flynn and Bestival Sunday 11th September 2011 Bestival 2011 at the Robin Hill Country Park - Day 4 Isle of Wight, England

Johnny Flynn and Bestival
Johnny Flynn and Bestival
Johnny Flynn and Bestival
Johnny Flynn and Bestival

Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit, The Box Single Review


Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit
The Box
Single Review

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