Kristen Stewart was dubbed the Queen of Cannes by The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw with the one-two punch of Cafe Society and Personal Shopper. Stewart’s work in the Clouds of Sils Maria earned her a Cesar award last year and though many critics in the US also awarded Stewart, she did not crack the industry’s supporting actress nominations. The reviews for both films have been mixed but Stewart has been named as the standout for both.
TIME OUT’s Guy Lodge says this about Stewart in a rare five star review:
Amid all the shifting mirrored surfaces and hazy ambiguities of Olivier Assayas’s bewitching, brazenly unconventional ghost story, this much can be said with certainty: Kristen Stewart has become one hell of an actress. The former ‘Twilight’ star was easily the standout feature of Assayas’s last film, the slightly stilted study of actors ‘Clouds of Sils Maria’, quietly yanking the rug from under the feet of Juliette Binoche. Here, Stewart doesn’t need to steal the film from anyone: she’s in virtually every crisp frame of it, holding the camera’s woozy gaze with her own quizzical, secretive stare and knotted body language.