With post-production underway presumably with an eye on a Cannes Film Festival premiere, Olivier Assayas‘ upcoming (and recently retitled) “Clouds Of Sils Maria” is nearing the finish line. And that means getting the project out there for buyers and that’s just what’s happening at the European Film Market. And as such, a sales poster has emerged for the film, along with an official synopsis.
Starring a pretty solid cast with Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloë Grace Moretz, Lars Eidinger, Johnny Flynn and Brady Corbet all featuring, the film was spurred by a conversation between Binoche and the director. “I gave a phone call to Olivier Assayas [with the idea], and he wrote a beautiful script. So I brought an idea and he transformed it into his and that was the beauty of it. I gave him a sprout and after that he just went with it,” the actress told us in December. Here’s the full synopsis:
At the peak of her international career, Maria Enders (Juliette Binoche) 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 (Kristen Stewart) to rehearse in Sils Maria; a remote region of the Alps. A young Hollywood starlet with a penchant for scandal (Chloë Grace Moretz) 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.
IFC Films has the rights to the film, but no release date has been set yet. Check out the sales poster below.