Kristen Stewart and Juliette Binoche spoke at a NYFF press conference for the premiere of their movie 'The Clouds of Sils Maria'
Chloë Grace Moretz knows her new film, If I Stay, draws easy comparisons to that other doomed teenage romance, The Fault in Our Stars. “Be my guest,” Jake Ryan says in the 1984 comedy, offering up his woozy, drunk girlfriend to the Geek.
The Fault in Our Stars fans got a bumper crop of excitement this week. Not only did their misery end with the release ofTFIOS, but those hungry for even more YA tear-jerking, found another little gift waiting for them. The new prologue trailer forIf I Stay — the upcoming film starring Chloë Grace Moretz based on the novel by Gayle Forman — launched online this week in full weepy glory. If I Stay follows teen cello prodigy Mia (Moretz) as her life hangs in the balance in the aftermath of a gruesome car accident.
Olivier Assayas marks his return to the Cannes Competition tomorrow with Clouds Of Sils Maria . The director, who has oft had films in various capacities here, was last in the main category with 2004′sClean, and first appeared in the section as the writer of André Téchiné’s 1984 Rendez-Vous. That film starred Juliette Binoche who leads the cast of the English-language Sils Maria as an actress at the peak of her international career who is asked to perform in a revival of the play that made her famous 20 years ago. But rather than reprise her own role, she is offered the part of the older woman her original character drives to suicide.
“ If you stay, I’ll do whatever you want. I’ll quit the band, go with you to New York. But if you need me to go away, I’ll do that, too. I was talking to Liz and she said maybe coming back to your old life would be too painful, that maybe it’d be easier for you to erase us.