I can’t fully express how stunningly beautiful this film is.
The Artist premiered at Cannes in May (with Jean Dujardin taking home Best Actor there). I had the joy of seeing it last night, followed up by a Q&A with writer/director Michel Hazanavicius. Easily one of the best films of the year, this has bounded into my top 10 films ever.
A beautiful love letter to the end of Hollywood’s silent era and the beginning of talkies between 1927 and 1932, the film manages to pay homage to the sensibilities and emotions of movies that have become well-loved classics throughout the years. And yet, it feels completely and utterly original all at the same time. I think there’s going to be a lot of Oscar love come time for nominations to be announced.
If it sounds like I’m gushing, that’s because I am. Seriously.
It hits theaters November 23rd. Go.
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