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Olivier Assayas talks about 'Clouds of Sils Maria'

Olivier Assayas talks about 'Clouds of Sils Maria'

French director Olivier Assayas was born in Paris, in 1955. He made his debut with L'eau froide ('Cold Water') in 1986, after directing some short films and writing for the influential film magazine Cahiers du cinéma.

Assayas's biggest hit is 'Clouds of Sils Maria', starring Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart. Released in 2014, the film was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or in the main competition section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. Sils Maria won the Louis Delluc Prize and garnered six César Award nominations including Best Film, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay. The film won a César Award for Best Supporting Actress for American actress Kristen Stewart.