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Michel Hazanavicius

Loach and Leigh to go head to head in Cannes

Loach and Leigh to go head to head in Cannes

Two British directors will be up against each other for the prestigious Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Both Cannes veterans – indeed Palme d’Or winners – this will be Ken Loach’s eighteenth time screening a film at the festival. Indeed, despite it...

Les Infidèles: The Players – Review

Fred (Jean Dujardin) and Greg (Gilles Lellouche) are a pair of philandering husbands who simply can't keep their trousers up. Greg can't control himself, even though his wife has cottoned onto ...

Oscar puts awards season to bed with The Artist

Oscar puts awards season to bed with The Artist

Within hours of The Artist becoming the first French film to win the Best Picture Oscar, at the end of a glittering night for the silent, black and white film, the streets around the Hollywood Highland Center, known as the Kodak Theatre until the photographic company went bankrupt last...

Artist dominates a tight fought Oscars

Artist dominates a tight fought Oscars

The Artist has taken five Academy Awards at the Oscars ceremony in Hollywood, the same number as Hugo, but the black-and-white film won the categories that counted. The Artist was the only the second silent film to win the Best Picture Oscar; the last time this happened was the very first...

Artist winning streak continues at Spirits

Artist winning streak continues at Spirits

A film that its producers say was difficult to fund because it seemed so uncommercial has won another cluster of prizes at the final ceremony before the ultimate night of the awards calendar - the Oscars. The silent and black-and-white love-letter to...

The Artist sweeps the BAFTAs

The Artist sweeps the BAFTAs

The Artist has won the top honours at Britain's most prestigious film awards. BAFTA gave the French-made, Hollywood-set silent film the trophies for Best Film, Best Director and Original Screenplay for Michel Hazanavicius and Best Leading Actor for Jean Dujardin. The film also fared well in the te...

The Artist

The Artist – Review

In late 1920s Hollywood, George (Jean Dujardin) is unquestionably the biggest film star of his time. But his star is fading. His time is ending. The film industry is discovering sound and studio ...

The Artist takes top critic prizes in New York

The Artist takes top critic prizes in New York

The New York Film Critics Circle has picked a black-and-white French film that pays homage to silent movies as it's best film of 2011. The Artist was directed by Michel Hazanavicius, who was named as the best director. As the film awards season steps up a gear, and voting members of the...

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