First Look: Bérénice Bejo in Hazanavicius' Cannes Film 'The Search'
In 2011, French filmmaker Michel Hazanavicius and his wife, actress Bérénice Bejo, became the toast of Cannes when they premiered the B&W silent film The Artist (my glowing review), which went on to win Best Picture at the Oscars. Now three years later, Hazanavicius and Bejo are back with another film, titled The Search, which was just announced to play In Competition at Cannes 2014 next month. Leading up to the film's premiere in May, the first photo has been unveiled. The project was shot in secret last year and is a remake of an old 1948 WWII film, but contemporarized and set in Chechnya instead. Check it out below.
Here's the first photo from Hazanavicius' The Search with Bérénice Bejo and the boy, found via The Playlist.
The Search, written & directed by Michel Hazanavicius (OSS 117: Cairo Nest of Spies, OSS 117: Lost in Rio, The Artist previously), is about a woman (Bérénice Bejo) who works for a non-governmental organization (NGO) forms a special relationship with a young boy in war-torn Chechnya. The film is a remake of Fred Zinnemann's 1948 film The Search, starring Montgomery Clift as an American soldier in Berlin who helps a lost Czech boy from a concentration camp find his mother. Not many details are known about Hazanavicius' update on the film, but it does also feature Annette Bening in addition to Bejo. The Search will premiere at Cannes 2014 this summer, where I'll be screening it and reviewing it. Stay tuned for more on this one.