September 27, 2011

THE ARTIST is: Michel Hazanavicius

FILMS. Remember the name. The theater, at the San Sebastian Film Festival venue, stood on an unending ovation to the French director Michel Hazanavicious, a shy man on jeans with an unlikely name. The movie, The Artist (2011), is filmed as a black&white silent movie and for moments it would appear that he was playing just to show off that to make a great movie you don't need neither color nor sound either.
We went to the view with W and A, our guests in San Sebastian for an extended weekend of films. W and I were the last ones to stop applauding, really excited by the film. I then went to congratulate Hazanavicius, a moment to store. Watch out this man! 


Recuerda este nombre. El teatro, en el Festival de Cine de San Sebastian, ovacionó de pie al director francés Michel Hazanavicius, un hombre tímido en vaqueros de nombre improbable.
La película, The Artist (2011), está filmada como una película de cine mudo. Por momentos parece que estuviera incluso jugando a alardear cómo se puede hacer una gran película sin color ni sonido siquiera.
Fuimos al visionado con W y A, nuestros invitados de fin de semana, estirado, de cine. W y yo fuimos los últimos en dejar de aplaudir, emocinados de veras. Luego fui a saludar al mismo Hazanavicius, un hombre a vigilar!

14 comments:

  1. gracias por la recomendación, sacare un tiempo para verla.

    Besines!!!

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  2. Yes, I'm W. This film is absolutely a must. Pet didn't mention the main actors, Jean Dujardin, who won the Best Actor Award at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, and Bérénice Bejo, Hazanavicius' wife, with a delicious interpretation.

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  3. are you absolutely sure it's a great movie? oss 117, le caire nid d'espion was funny because of dujardin, but...

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  4. It also got this year's audience award at San Sebastian's Festival, if that counts for something. I think you will like it. I haven't watched oss117 yet, but for what you hint it cannot be that good, n'est pas?

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  5. Tendré que verla, si la recomienda Pet!:-)) y fíjate me encantó eso de que os quedaráis hasta el final aplaudiendo!!!

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  6. Ok, now I have to wait until it hits our loval art cinema here in Toronto

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  7. Hello:
    Surely a name that cannot be forgotten in a hurry, but not said in a hurry either!! This sounds like a film that we should enjoy and so is now firmly on our list.

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  8. one day i will go to a movie theater again...it has been many years....living in the boonies does have it's drawbacks....looks like a film i would enjoy though....

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  9. a tener en cuenta entonces, me la apunto :)

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  10. After such a review, I should definitely check it out. Never heard of him - shamefully. Let's fix that :)

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  11. 'ovation' always gets my attention,Pet!
    Thanks~

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  12. I love French film. Hopefully this will come to Melbourne in the near future and I will go see it on your recommendation Pet! :)

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  13. And the Oscar is gone to ......

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