The Artist

[pg]

France 2011, 100 mins
Director: Michel Hazanavicius
Starring: Malcolm McDowell, John Goodman, Bérénice Bejo, Jean Dujardin

Michel Hazanavicius' impossibly charming film won seven BAFTAs and five Oscars. The story takes us back to 1920s Hollywood, where movie icon George Valentin (Dujardin, LITTLE WHITE LIES) faces a career crisis as the advent of the talkies effectively signals the end of the silent era.

To make matters worse, the girl he helped make into a star (Bejo) is about to become the It girl of her generation. Shot in black and white and virtually without dialogue, THE ARTIST might sound like little more than a cute homage, but its wonderfully imaginative script and heartfelt lead performances are sure to win your heart.