Blu-ray, DVD Release: Clouds of Sils Maria

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: June 28, 2016
Price: DVD $29.95, Blu-ray $39.95
Studio: Criterion

Director Olivier Assayas’s (Summer Hours) acclaimed drama Clouds of Sils Maria stars Juliette Binoche (Hail Mary, Cosmopolis), Kristen Stewart (Twilight  franchise) and Chloë Grace Moretz (Carrie).


Juliette Binoche (l.) and Kristen Stewart in Clouds of Sils Maria

When renowned actress Maria Enders (Binoche) is cast opposite a young Hollywood starlet with a penchant for scandal (Moretz), tensions rise as she must come to terms with what it means to be an actress in a youth-obsessed industry.  As she prepares with her assistant (Stewart) for the most challenging role of her life, Maria must confront her personal demons in this captivating film.

Clouds of Sils Maria was nominated for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, won the International Cinephile Society Cannes Awards for Best Actress (Binoche) and Best Screenplay (Assayas), and won the Prix Louis Delluc award for Best Film.  Additionally, Stewart’s performance earned her France’s coveted César Award for Best Supporting Actress, making her the first American to win the prize.

Presented in English, French, and German, with English subtitles, Criterion’s Blu-ray and DVD editions of the film feature the following:

  • New 2K digital master, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interviews with director Olivier Assayas and actors Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart
  • Cloud Phenomena of Maloja, a silent 1924 documentary by Arnold Fanck that is seen in the film
  • Trailers
  • An essay by critic Molly Haskell


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