The Oscar winning “silent” film that created a resurgence of interest in silent movies.
It's 1927, and George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) is a movie megastar, whose fame is threatened by the advent of talkies. Meanwhile, perky Peppy Miller (Bérénice Bejo), a dancer and actress who Valentin had a hand in discovering, is being presented by the studio as the 'It' Girl for a new era.
With reverential nods to celebrated Hollywood insider stories such as ‘Singin' in the Rain’ and ‘Sunset Boulevard’, and to other classics such as Citizen Kane, ‘The Artist’ is a pure delight, irresistible for anyone interested in Hollywood filmmaking. Shot in black and white and wordless for the most part, this film was well deserving of the countless awards it scooped.
France · 2011 · Michel Hazanavicius · 100min