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Cannes Opener ‘Final Cut’ Delivers Laughs, Earns 4-Minute Standing Ovation

On a night when Cannes opened its 75th milestone festival by focusing on serious global tragedies, the audience got a reprieve with Michel Hazanavicius’ zombie comedy Final Cut. The movie, which The Hollywood Reporter reviewer Jordan Mintzer called “clever and giddily entertaining,” screened to steady laughter in the 2,000-seat Lumieré Theatre and earned a solid four-minute […]

Michel Hazanavicius’ ‘Final Cut’ (‘Coupez!’): Film Review | Cannes 2022

The Oscar-winning director of 'The Artist' opens Cannes with a French-language remake of Japanese zombie flick 'One Cut of the Dead.'

Michel Hazanavicius’ Cannes Opener ‘Z’ Changes Name in France Due to Associations With Russia’s Ukraine Invasion

The French title of the 2022 Cannes opening night film has changed. Michel Hazanavicius’ zombie comedy Z (Comme Z) has been renamed Coupe in France following a letter sent to the director and festival by the Ukrainian Institute. The organization had noted that “Z” has become a symbol of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, used […]

‘The Lost Prince’ (‘Le Prince oublié’): Film Review

'The Lost Prince,' the latest film from Oscar-winning director Michel Hazanavicius ('The Artist'), is a modern-day fairy tale starring Omar Sy and Bérénice Bejo.

‘The Artist’ Helmer Michel Hazanavicius on Portraying Renowned French New Wave Director Godard

The Cohen Media film 'Godard Mon Amour' is set to premiere in U.S. theaters April 20.

Christopher Walken, Juliette Lewis to Be Honored at Antalya Film Festival

The Oscar-winning actor and Oscar-nominated actress are among the special guests at the Turkish festival's 54th edition, which opens Saturday.

Michel Hazanavicius’ ‘Redoubtable’ to Open Jerusalem Film Festival

The latest from the director of Oscar winner 'The Artist,' about legendary French-Swiss filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard, premiered in competition in Cannes.

Paris Attacks: Michel Hazanavicius Pens Sexually Explicit Open Letter to ISIS

"You will not win. And those who remain will continue to f–––, to drink, to have dinner together, to remember those who have died, and to f–––," writes the director of 'The Artist.' "One day, we may even name a plaza after Monica Lewinsky."

Michel Hazanavicius Among Filmmakers Presenting Pro-Asylum Petition to EU Politicians

Daniel Craig, Juliette Binoche, Mike Leigh and Isabelle Huppert are among the more than 5,000 signatories to the petition, which calls for action in Europe's refugee crisis.

Ventana Sur Film Market Kicks off Its Sixth Edition

Latin America’s biggest film market brings a Cannes Film Week, adds a European Screenings Day and strengthens its genre sidebar

Toronto: ‘Artist’ Director Brings Recut Drama ‘The Search’ to Fest

Michel Hazanavicius shaved 17 minutes off the original version of his dark war drama after a negative reaction in Cannes

Turkish Drama ‘Song of My Mother’ Wins Sarajevo Film Festival

Melissa Leo and Gael Garcia Bernal added star power to the event in Bosnia and Herzegovina