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Clouds of Sils Maria, fresh off a great reception at Cannes, is a film on the up. It has the gravitas, it has the credibility, and it has the star power - not surprising seeing as it stars Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, and Chloë Grace Moretz. It even has an award-winning director in Olivier Assayas.

And yet, the most interesting thing about the new International trailer for the film? The fact that it can so easily be seen as being about Kristen Stewart, and the world of unwelcome fame that surrounds her.

The film may be about an aging star (Binoche) struggling with her dwindling fame - but it's impossible to take your eyes off of Stewart in the less glamorous role of her assistant. A trailer can say a lot of things that a film doesn't intend, and can miss out a lot more that it does - but it's still very difficult not to interpret this as a scathing examination of the ravenous age and celebrity-obsessed culture - and industry - that Stewart has fought against so strongly.

Also, it looks really good, which is helpful. You can check it out below:

[Clouds of Sils Maria](movie:902082) is set for release December 1, 2014.


What do you guys think? What sort of film do you think Clouds of Sils Maria will be?

via Indiewire


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