Clouds of Sils Maria ★★★★½

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A gorgeous and thought provoking meditation on aging, performance, and the trap of time, but also a film that seems to say that no role is completely set or stuck. The defined roles of the original Majolo Snake script flip themselves and grow up, down, and even sideways as they spill into other character's lives. Everyone bringing their own subjective experience to the roles, by nature changing them. The fluidity of art and life. And in the end, the suggestion that art affords us the privilege of living out of the confines of time.

Kristen Stewart is a revelation, by the way. And her disappearance from the film without any explanation or even a further ripple in the order of things beyond that has been haunting me.

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