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Michel Hazanavicius
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Michel Hazanavicius

Activities : Actor, Director, Executive Producer, Adapter/dialogue writer, Screenwriter, Editor, Participant, President

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Filmography (16)

Videos (13)

01/04/2015

5th Rendez-Vous with New French Cinema in Rome

Rendez-vous with New French Cinema in Rome (2015) - Trailer

01/12/2014

Michel Gondry to be president of the 5th edition of MyFrenchFilmFestival

Official Trailer MyFrenchFestival 2015 by Michel Gondry

26/05/2010

15th Rendez-Vous with French Cinema in New York

15th Rendez-vous with French Cinema in New York

12/04/2010

15th Rendez-Vous with French Cinema in New York

Yvan Attal @ FIAF March 13, 2010

12/04/2010

15th Rendez-Vous with French Cinema in New York

Chiara Mastroianni and Christophe Honoré @ FIAF March 21, 2010

Actress Chiara Mastroianni and director Christophe Honoré were invited to Florence Gould Hall at NYC's French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF) on March 21, 2010, in collaboration with Unifrance and the 15th annual Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, to present their film Love Songs and to take part in an audience Q&A. http://bit.ly/bKBCay

14/04/2010

15th Rendez-Vous with French Cinema in New York

15th Rendez-Vous with French Cinema in New York

12/03/2010

15th Rendez-Vous with French Cinema in New York

15th Rendez-Vous with French Cinema in New York

19/11/2010

Messages from the artists : 15th Rdv with French Cinema in New York (2010)

Messages from the artists : Rendez-vous with French Cinema in New York (2010)

Portraits (5)

Biography

As of his first televised success in 1993, La Classe américaine (aka Le Grand Détournement), Michel Hazanavicius began to play with codes and genres, highjacking the dialogues of well known films of the years 1950 to 1980. His taste for pastiche was already evident. After a first short film (Echec au capital) and several collaborations on scripts, he shot in 1999 his first feature, Mes amis.

 

In 2006, he directed his second feature, OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies. The free and parodicial spirit of the film led to great success both at the box-office and with the critics. Jean Dujardin portrayed in it a barely academic agent, found in the just as unbridled and acclaimed follow-up, OSS 117: Lost in Rio.

 

In 2010, Michel Hazanavicius directed a silent film in black-and-white, The Artist, retracing the story of an American silent-picture star (played by Jean Dujardin), confronted with the arrival of the talkies. Jean Dujardin received for his performance the Best Actor's Award at Cannes in 2011. On 24 February 2012 Michel Hazanavicius was honoured with the César for Best Director for The Artist which won five other trophies, including that of Best Film and Best Actress (for Bérénice Bejo). In 2012, Michel Hazanavicius won the Oscar for Best Director for The Artist, becoming the second French director, nine years after Roman Polanski, to win this prestigious award. Five Oscars were awarded in all to his feature, including Best Film and Best Actor for Jean Dujardin. The film, sold worldwide, received an outstanding welcome.

 

In 2012, Michel Hazanavicius directed a segment of the sketch film, The Players.

News (53)

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Festival Selections (5)

Academy Awards - 2012

Academy Awards (United States, 2012)

Selection (3)

Nomination for Best Original Screenplay : The Artist 

Nomination for Best Editing : The Artist 

Academy Award nomination for Best Director : The Artist 

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2012

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2012)

Selection (3)

Best Director : The Artist 

Best Editing : The Artist 

Best Original Screenplay : The Artist 

BAFTA - 2012

BAFTA (Great Britain, 2012)

Selection (3)

EDITING : The Artist 

DIRECTOR : The Artist 

: The Artist 

Awards (3)

Academy Awards - 2012

Academy Awards (United States, 2012)

Awards

Academy Award for Best Director : The Artist 

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2012

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2012)

Awards

César Award for Best Director : The Artist 

BAFTA - 2012

BAFTA (Great Britain, 2012)

Awards (2)

DIRECTOR : The Artist 

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY : The Artist 

Delegations (11)