TRAILER WATCH: “THE ARTIST”
A big hit at this year’s Cannes, the trailer for Michel Hazanavicius‘ fantastic silent film The Artist is now online. With a great orchestra-heavy score throughout and shot in the silent era’s 1:33 aspect ratio, Hazanavicius stays true to the films of the 1920s. But what makes The Artist stand out (and what the Weinsteins will be banking on come awards season) is the performance by its lead, French actor Jean Dujardin, who won Best Actor at Cannes. With a mix of Valentino and Gene Kelly, Dujardin is phenominal, as you can see in the trailer below. (And the film has arguably trumped Beginners as having the best performance by a dog this year.)
The Weinstein Company opens the film Nov. 23.