Cannes Preview 2014: Michel Hazanavicius’ The Search

If some films set almost impossible expectations for a filmmaker’s follow up, then, surely, Michel Hazanavicius’ spectacular one-off, ‘The Artist’, which so caught the public’s imagination worldwide, must fall into this category.  Hazanavicius continues his relationship with film history, but in a very different way from his black and white silent movie, and remakes Fred Zinnemann’s 1948 war drama, ‘The Search.  The original’s title referred to a mother and son searching for each other in Berlin after surviving WW2 concentration camps.  In Hazanavicius’ version, starring Annette Bening and Bérénice Bejo, the action moves to war-torn Chechnya and a friendship between a NGO worker and a young boy.

Google tv launched last year to much fanfare, but ultimately the search right over there giant’s foray into the living room has proved to be ill-fated

May 4th, 2014 - admin

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