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Cannes 2011: The Artist by Michel Hazanavicius

Cannes Film Festival

Cannes 2011: The Artist by Michel Hazanavicius

The Artist

More Cannes updates! Only, this time, we’ll move to the competition category, and present the newest project from French director Michel Hazanavicius, titled The Artist, and totally old fashioned movie that will take us back to 1927!

But, don’t expect to hear a lot of details about this one – it’s actually the silent one.

Ok, bad joke, but really, the movie is a romantic comedy filmed in black-and-white. As we said, it will take us back to Hollywood, 1927, where the dialogue is on title cards and only music can be heard.

This movie was previously announced for the Cannes official selection, but Out of Competition. Now, festival selectors decided to add it to the Palme D’Or competition, and by the way, this is the first Palme competition entry for Hazanavicius.

Here’s a little description of The Artist:

“Hollywood 1927. Georges Valentin is a silent movie star who seems blessed : he is handsome, athletic and an excellent dancer. The arrival of the talkies causes Georges to fall into oblivion, alcohol and poverty. As for the young extra Peppy Miller, her star shoots to the heavens.”

The Artist stars Jean Dujardin as Valentin and Bérénice Bejo as Miller, while the rest of the cast includes John Goodman, James Cromwell, Missi Pyle and Penelope Ann Miller.

Let us know what you think about this addition, and as usual, stay tuned!

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