Clouds of Sils Maria is a 2014 drama film by Oliver Assayas. It centers around an aging actress and her assistant, as she prepares for an older role in a remake of a play that made her famous.
The film leaves itself open to interpretation for the audience. The topic that was heavily in the film in my opinion was the actress facing the issue regarding her age. One could see how she struggled seeing a young face, one she feels undeserving of the opportunity, take her former role and overshadow her in the twilight years of her career. The insecurity and hidden fear that she presented in the film were very felt in my eyes.
The film was well-structured, although it felt dragging at times. There were times that I didn’t know what was fully happening, but I eventually caught up.
I would recommend this film to people who want to watch something a little bit deeper than most films but is an easy watch.