Sils Maria - for the love of the actresses
At the premiere of Sils Maria Lyon Olivier Assayas, the director told us that he was always difficult to present his latest film without actresses since he had not only been written for them but also that they were actively involved in its development. When viewed, it is very clear not only makes qu’Assayas tribute to acting but also said their boundless love for their work.
Marie Enders is a now famous actress 40 years starring Juliette Binoche. His fame was born 20 years ago when she played Sigrid, a manipulative young woman in a play. This time, however, is Helena, the lover manipulated Sigrid (20 years older) is asked to play. Marie Enders doubt crack: how to understand the time that happened? Helena how to be even as it still dream Sigrid? It’s Valentine (Kristen Stewart), his young assistant who tries to reconcile with this character hated giving his interpretation of the play. As for the new Sigrid, it is interpreted by Jo-Ann (Chloe Moretz), a young actress who starred in blockbuster sci-fi and famous for its excesses of debauchery we find everywhere on the net. At the absolute peoplisation where our every move can be found immediately on the web, how these three actresses from three different worlds, they run the thing?
It is clear that the strength of the film is based on the unexpected trio. Juliette Binoche is a rather classic actress, qu’n has seen in many major roles, the perfection of his game is no longer in doubt. Kristen Stewart is known for Twilight, so just some teen culture and should prove to be accepted into the exclusive club of “great actresses”, to which it succeeds with this film in which she excels. Finally, Chloe Moretz, down from its 17 years is famous for her role in Kick-Ass, the film called “geek" culture. Playing with the lives of its three actresses, Assayas manages to give us an interesting reflection on their work, never denigrate popular culture from which the two youngest.
The film consists of two parts and an epilogue. If the first part is still interesting to lay the foundations of the relationship Valentine / Marie assistant / actress is in the second part that comes into its own. Isolated in a chalet in Switzerland, the two women repeated the famous argument each room while their views on it. This part gives rise to many fabulous scenes in registers quite different. Through the fictional relationship Sigrid / Helena, is the relationship of Valentine and Mary is at stake, we are given to see. It is also in this part qu’Assayas reveals the beauty of its realization through many levels of the Swiss mountains and the famous weather phenomenon “Majola Snake.”
Finally, sometimes the epilogue, perhaps slightly below the rest of the film. We understand certain things in the same way that Mary Enders learns to age. This purpose is also of interest only for the last majestic body on the face of Juliette Binoche, more beautiful than ever. I recently read a sentence of I-don’t-know-too-who argued that it was easy for the film to ensure that the viewer so anxious, not much of a movie, but it was very difficult to create a work at the end of which he feels comfortable. Yet this is what manages to Olivier Assayas with Sils Maria: it soothes us and allows us to grasp the future with less fear.
With Sils Maria, Olivier Assayas sign a nice movie and has the intelligence to know how to erase the benefit of the game of his three (but mostly two actually) great actresses. If Juliette Binoche confirms that it does it all, Kristen Stewart puts one foot in the art cinema. Provided he is given the chance to perform again so beautiful roles.