Thursday, April 23, 2015
Clouds of Sils Maria
In high school and my 20s, I used to go to movies constantly, at least every week. (When I first came to college at the University of Texas at Austin in 1983, there were 5 theaters showing classic and art films within a half-mile of where I lived.) Nowadays, though, theaters are more rare, there's nothing that interesting for me, or else I just don't want to be around a bunch of obnoxious assholes who don't know how to be quiet in a movie theater.
THIS film, though! How EXACTLY what I'm interested in! (Not yet showing in Austin, though there was a sneak preview a couple of nights ago.)
From the IMDb:
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.