Lara Tarle, Juliette Binoche, and Kristen Stewart

Lara Tarle, Juliette Binoche, and Kristen Stewart

On Wednesday night, a crowd of notable New York Film Festival attendees filled the West Village restaurant Omar’s to celebrate the Moncler, W Magazine, and Cinema Society-hosted premiere of Olivier Assayas’s new drama Clouds of Sils Maria. Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart, who star in the film as an aging actress and her assistant, respectively, were on hand to celebrate with a crew of supporters like Willem Dafoe, Sharon Stone, Viggo Mortensen, Chloe Sevigny, Kim Gordon, Peter Facinelli, and Patti Smith. Stewart, having changed from the embellished Chanel Couture dress she wore to the screening, looked cozy in black jeans, Vans, and a beanie as she discussed what drew her to the film. “It’s a really solid story,” she said. “Other than the obvious comments it makes about a world I’m really familiar with and not too many people are—which is the insanity of the media in America—the relationship between those two women is so unique. I have not seen that relationship depicted in a film ever.” Her pride in Clouds was shared by Binoche. “It was such a gift given to me as an actress to have this story written,” the actress said. “There was something genuine about the experience that made it special to my heart.”