Trailer Debut: The Artist

Silent films: they’re back! The trailer for Michel HazanavicusCannes hit The Artist has debuted online, sans dialogue, but avec awesomeness.

The Artist features Jean Dujardin as one of the biggest silent movie stars of the 1920s, whose celebrity begins to wane as the age of talkies descends upon him.

The Weinstein Company picked up the rights to the flick soon after it debuted to rave reviews at the Cannes Film Festival earlier in the year (it was in fact the first big sale of the fest). Dujardin picked up Cannes’ Best Actor gong for his troubles.

Check out the trailer and share your thoughts below.

The Artist also stars Berenice Bejo, John Goodman and James Cromwell. It does not yet have an Australian release date.

Discuss: Will audiences embrace a black-and-white silent film in this day and age? Could this be the Weinsteins’ great Oscar hope?

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