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Michel Hazanavicius / Feature Narrative / France / 2011 / 100 min / Colour / 35 mm / In Silent / MENA Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance is advised for viewers under the age of 13. Individuals under the age of 13 are not admitted into cinemas unless accompanied by an individual aged 18 or older.

Synopsis

A visually enthralling homage to the early years of cinema, “Artist” is a black and white silent film set in Hollywood in the late 1920s. In an ambitious and beautifully executed celebration of the silver screen we follow the last great silent film star, George Valentin and his relationship with a beautiful extra whose star is on the rise in the talkie circuit.

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About the Director

Michel Haznavicius is a French film director, producer and screenwriter well known for his spy movie parodies “OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies” and “OSS 117: Lost in Rio”. He began his career in television as a director with Canal+. He moved into directing commercials and made his first feature, “La Classe Américaine” in 1993 followed by “Mes Amis” which starred his brother Serge Hazanavicius.

Credits

Director
Michel Hazanavicius
Screenwriter
Michel Hazanavicius
Producer
Thomas Langmann
Editor
Anne-Sophie Bion, Michel Hazanavicius
Executive Producer
Antoine De Cazotte, Richard Middleton, Daniel Delume
Music
Ludovic Bource
Cinematographer
Guillaume Schiffman
Sales Company
Wild Bunch
Distributor
Teleview
Cast
Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, James Cromwell, John Goodman, Penelope Ann Miller, Missi Pyle

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