THE ARTIST

Directed by Michel Hazanavicius
US release date: November 25, 2011

A sensation in Cannes, The Artist opens in New York on November 25 at the Paris Theater and the Angelika Film Center. This black-and-white silent movie, Michel Hazanavicius’s love letter to the cinema, features Jean Dujardin, (who received the award for best actor at Cannes), Berenice Bejo, John Goodman and James Cromwell.

Synopsis: Hollywood 1927. George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) is a silent movie superstar. The advent of the talkies will sound the death knell for his career and see him fall into oblivion. For young extra Peppy Miller (Berenice Bejo), it seems the sky’s the limit - major movie stardom awaits. The Artist tells the story of their interlinked destinies.

The Artist was acquired by The Weinstein Company and since it’s debut at Cannes, the film has made the grand tour of the festival circuit, racking up one audience award after another (Chicago International Award, Toronto International Film Festival, Hamptons Film Festival, Austin Film Fest, San Sebastian) positioning itself as a key player in the run-up to this season’s big awards races.

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