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Watch: Juliette Binoche on Kristen Stewart, ‘Clouds of Sils Maria,’ Why She’s Never Been Part of the System

Watch: Juliette Binoche on Kristen Stewart, 'Clouds of Sils Maria,' Why She's Never Been Part of the System

Clouds of Sils Maria,” now in theaters, melds shades of Bergman’s “Persona” and Cassavetes’ “Opening Night” in depicting the psychological entanglements of three women: Juliette Binoche as a seasoned actress starring in a revival of the play that launched her career, Kristen Stewart as her spiky personal assistant and Chloë Grace Moretz as the much younger protégé costarring in this play. Stewart won a Cesar for this role.

The lines between actor and role begin to blur as desire rears its head. We’re never quite sure what’s a rehearsal, and what’s actual dialogue happening between the characters. All three actresses, Binoche and Stewart especially, deliver sensational performances that feel lived-in and even improvisational.

READ MORE: Kristen Stewart Explains How She Held Her Own with Juliette Binoche in “Sils Maria”–and Won a Cesar

The Guardian chats with Binoche in the delightful video interview below, in which Binoche charms as always. “For me, I was always aware of ‘How can I avoid any system?’ You need resistance. If you go into a system, it’s brainwashing.”

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