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Olivier Assayas reteams with Juliette Binoche this month for his well-read French sex comedy 'Non-Fiction,' showing exclusively in cinemas and on Curzon Home Cinema. Their earlier collaboration in 'Clouds of Sils Maria' features career-best magic from Binoche and an award-winning star turn from Kristen Stewart (Best Supporting Actress César 2015; the first American actress to ever win the award).
At the peak of her international career, Maria Enders (Binoche) is asked to perform in a new production of the play that made her famous twenty years ago. But time has passed and she will now play a different part: a character unhealthily obsessed with a beautiful younger woman. Departing to the Swiss Alps to rehearse with her dedicated assistant (Kristen Stewart), Maria begins to see life reflecting art and finds herself drawn into an inexorable web of doubt and fear.
Expertly staged by Olivier Assayas ('Personal Shopper'), 'Clouds of Sils Maria' is a dazzlingly performed meditation on power, desire, loyalty and the passing of time as well as a gripping psychological drama.
★★★★ "A feast of rich writing and great acting" - Ian Freer, Empire
★★★★ “Complex, bewitching and fearlessly intelligent” - Robbie Collin, The Telegraph
★★★★ "Career-best magic from Juliette Binoche" - Mark Kermode, The Observer