‘Clouds of Sils Maria’
“Twilight” is now on Netflix Instant. Much, much more importantly, so is another Kristen Stewart joint: “Clouds of Sils Maria.” “Twilight” made her a star, but this drama won her the Cesar, the French Oscar, for her turn as a cucumber cool personal assistant to a discombobulating actress faintly reminiscent of Juliette Binoche (played by Juliette Binoche). “Sils Maria” has been hard to see since its release two years back, in which time Stewart has cemented her second life as a god of indies and the art house.
Now that “Sils” is on Netflix, it’s a chance to see not only her aces work, but also the film itself — a sneaky twist on the old school Euro-art cinema mindf— like “Persona” or “L’Avventura,” featuring plenty of sly commentary on the celebrity of its American co-star. It worked so well her second team-up with peerless French filmmaker Olivier Assayas, the even more mysterious “Personal Shopper,” arrives in two weeks.