Must Watch: First Full Trailer for B&W Silent Cannes Film 'The Artist'
This is a must watch for a reason - it looks phenomenal. Premiering at the Cannes Film Festival tomorrow morning (I will be seeing it then) is a film called The Artist, a black-and-white silent film from French filmmaker Michel Hazanavicius about the silent film era in Hollywood. Most probably haven't heard about this, but I'll be damned if it doesn't look amazing, not just a wonderful homage to these kind of films, but a complete transposition back to 20s and early days of cinema. It stars two French actors - Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo - but also features John Goodman and James Cromwell. I cannot wait to see this!
Watch the first official trailer for Michel Hazanavicius' The Artist:
Hollywood 1927. George Valentin is a very successful silent movie star. The advent of the talkies will sound the death knell for his career. For young extra Peppy Miller, it seems the sky's the limit -- stardom awaits.
The Artist was both conceived and directed by French filmmaker Michel Hazanavicius, of the two popular OSS 117 French spy films and Mes amis previously. This is premiering at the Cannes Film Festival this very weekend. The film was the first major sale of the fest, picked up by The Weinstein Company, but they haven't set an actual release date and will probably wait for reactions first. Stay tuned for my early review!