The Artist

The Artist

  • 2011
  • PG-13
  • 100 min
  • Belgium, France
  • comedy, drama, romance

Hollywood, 1927: As silent movie star George Valentin wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion, he sparks with Peppy Miller, a young dancer set for a big break.

Director: Michel Hazanavicius

Writer: Michel Hazanavicius

Stars: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell, Penelope Ann Miller

Won 2012 BAFTA Award for Best Film

A crowd-pleasing tribute to the magic of silent cinema, The Artist is a clever, joyous film with delightful performances and visual style to spare.

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  • Michel Hazanavicius
    Michel Hazanavicius
    Michel Haznavicius (born 29 March 1967) is a French film director, producer and screenwriter best known for his spy movie parodies OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies and OSS 117: Lost in Rio, both of which star Jean Dujardin. His 2011 film The Artist competed for the Palme d'Or at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival but lost to The Tree of Life. Dujardin though won the best actor prize at Cannes for his...

Main Cast


  • Tom Ryan (The Age)

    The result is an irresistible delight.

  • Robbie Collin (Daily Telegraph)

    The Artist is drunk on the history of cinema and art, and culture buffs will get giddy on it.

  • Kate Muir (Times (UK))

    Sometimes cinema should just be pure, unadulterated joy, and The Artist is precisely that, in every wordless frame.


Tagline: A Breath Of Fresh Vintage Air

Certificate: PG-13

Genres: comedy, drama, romance

Categories: silent film star, showbiz comedy, movie business, hollywood, mustache, silent film, marquee, terrier, movie star, flapper, film, movie studio, movie producer, 1920s, rise and fall, falling in love, dancing


Producer: Thomas Langmann

Editor: Anne-Sophie Bion, Michel Hazanavicius

Casting: Heidi Levitt

Director of photography: Guillaume Schiffman

Original music composer: Ludovic Bource

Costume design: Mark Bridges

Executive producer: Antoine de Cazotte, Daniel Delume, Richard Middleton

Associate producer: Emmanuel Montamat

Production design: Laurence Bennett, Robert Gould

Sound: Nadine Muse, GĂ©rard Lamps, Michael Krikorian

Make up / hair: Julie Hewett, Cydney Cornell

Details and Technical Specs

Runtime: 100 min

Country: Belgium, France

Language: French

Sound Mix: Silent

Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1

Color: Black and White