What you'll be hearing about from across the pond
"Clouds of Sils Maria"
Director: Olivier Assayas
Writer: Olivier Assayas
Cast: Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloe Grace Moretz
Why people will be buzzing: The initial buzz will be all those red carpet photos of Kristen Stewart, but the bigger question is whether "Clouds" could be a potential awards player for Oscar winner Juliette Binoche. The "English Patient" and "Chocolat" star hasn't figured prominently on U.S. screens since 2007's "Dan in Real Life" (although she has a very small role in "Godzilla"). Binoche plays an actress who has trouble dealing with the fact a younger actress (Moretz) is playing her signature role in a new movie. She's so overwhelmed she has to retreat to a Swiss village (Sils Maria) to deal with it. The buzz is that Moretz has a more prominent part than Stewart, but the bigger question is: How amazing can it be if IFC Films has picked up rights ahead of many other mini-majors?
- Gregory Ellwood