I’ve always been fascinated by how the actors and actresses deals with pressure when it comes to portraying their roles. You know the kind of movies the award winning films such as the ‘Birdman’ and the ‘Black Swan’ where the lead characters eventually die because of psychology disorder. I love films that make your brain work not the kin of movie that you’d have a concrete predictions over the end of the film.
This has been my 3rd time to watch ‘The Clouds of Sils Maria.’ Not that I really liked the film but maybe because of Kristen Stewart and Chloe Grace Moretz. But then again at the end of the film I realized I have to give the bouquet to Juliette Binoche.
I had a difficult time trying to understand the whole movie as some of the parts were in French at first so then I’ve watched it three times just to be sure I’d digested the whole story.
There are three characters in the movie; Maria Enders, the famous actress played by Juliette Binoche who has gone mad about accepting the supporting role of Helena in the movie Maloja Snake, which she felt she was not supposed to be since she had already played the lead role when she was younger. Her professional anxieties made her vulnerable which also made her assistant – Valentine played by Kristen Stewart, also became undeniably gone crazy about her boss’s becoming stingy attitude towards her insecurity over the popular generation of Jo-an Elli played by Chloe Grace Moretz who will be playing the lead role of Sigfrid in the film featured in the movie. That actually sounds messy. Valentine and Maria also felt that the play was consuming them making their relationship as sexual. But the movie was wholesome, let me remind you.
Maria owes her career to Wilhelm Melchior, a very famous playwright who gave her the breakthrough role of Sigfrid when she was still 18 years old.
The whole point is that learning doesn’t stop when you already receive an award. There’s always a person who does better things than what you are already doing. You just have to love the art.