by Maymay

April 18, 2018

Clouds of Sils MariaFilm and television reviews by our resident autistic film critic Maymay.

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.

I liked this movie. The mountain scenery was beautiful and the snake cloud of the Maloja Pass was really cool. It’s a real thing and I would love to see that in person. Only the people who wake up early get the chance to see the snake. I got to admit that I liked Kristen Stewart in this movie. I don’t usually like her, but this was a good role for her. Juliette Binoche was really good in this movie. She is very talented as an actress. Juliette made me believe she was really Maria. She is an actress who played an actress. There are many things I didn’t understand about this movie. I didn’t understand the ending where she was just sitting on the stage in her chair smiling. I didn’t like how they got rid of Valentine either. She just disappeared. They didn’t even say where she went. She was just gone. How would she even get down the mountain that fast? My favorite part was when they were talking about the movie they just saw in the casino. That made me laugh. I think there should have been more to the ending though.

4 stars

About the author 

Maymay

Maymay, a special autistic girl and her Berry best friend, began writing movie reviews as a way to improve her writing skills. She continues writing them because she loves it and wants to continue sharing her love of movies with the world. Maymay's favorite movie of all time is Titanic.

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