An iconic actress is forced to reflect on her career when a young starlet is given the role that made her famous in the first trailer for IFC Films' Clouds of Sils Maria, which debuts at the Cannes Film Festival tomorrow, May 23. Juliette Binoche stars as Maria Enders, who takes a role in the play that made her a star two decades ago. Instead of playing Sigrid, a young girl who drives her boss Helena to suicide, she is playing Helena, with a scandalous Hollywood starlet Jo-Ann Ellis (Chloe Moretz) taking over the Sigrid role. Kristen Stewart also stars as Maria's assistant in director Olivier Assayas drama, which doesn't have a domestic release date lined up at this time. In addition to the trailer, we also have the poster and seven photos.
At the peak of her international career, Maria Enders 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 to rehearse in Sils Maria; a remote region of the Alps. A young Hollywood starlet with a penchant for scandal 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.