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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


Very 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

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Transgressive Announce Anniversary Show At The Barbican September 2014 - Acts Playing Include Mystery Jets, Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit And Marika Hackman

Posted on 04 June 2014

Transgressive Announce Anniversary Show At The Barbican September 2014 - Acts Playing Include  Mystery Jets,  Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit And Marika Hackman

Johnny Flynn 2014 Uk And European Festival Shows Announced

Posted on 29 April 2014

Johnny Flynn 2014 UK And European Festival Shows Announced

End Of The Road Festival 2014 Flaming Lips And Wild Beasts Confirmed In 52-Act Lineup Announcement

Posted on 19 February 2014

End Of The Road Festival 2014 Flaming Lips And Wild Beasts Confirmed In 52-Act Lineup Announcement

Live At Leeds 2014 Line-Up Announced Including Albert Hammond Jr, Blood Red Shoes And More

Posted on 30 January 2014

Live At Leeds 2014 Line-up Announced Including Albert Hammond Jr, Blood Red Shoes And More

Johnny Flynn Announces Details Of His New Album 'Country Mile' Released On 30th September 2013

Posted on 29 July 2013

Johnny Flynn Announces Details Of His New Album 'Country Mile' Released On 30th September 2013

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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Bestival 2011 At The Robin Hill Country Park - Day 4

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

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Hop Farm Festival 2010 - Day 2

Johnny Flynn - Saturday 3rd July 2010 at The Hop Farm Festival Kent, England

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Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit, The Box Single Review


Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit
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Single Review

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Johnny Flynn and the Sussex Wit, Ode to A Mare Trod Ditch, Single Review


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Ode to A Mare Trod Ditch
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Clouds Of Sils Maria Trailer

Clouds Of Sils Maria Trailer

Maria Enders is an ageing actress whose best known role was that of Sigrid in...

Clouds of Sils Maria Movie Review

Clouds of Sils Maria Movie Review

An intriguing Chinese box of a movie, this slightly too-clever drama unpicks the layers of...

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