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The Artist


Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama
Certificate:    PG
Running Time:  100 minutes


Plot Outline:   Outside a movie premiere, enthusiastic fan Peppy Miller literally bumps into the swashbuckling hero of the silent film, George Valentin. The star reacts graciously and Peppy plants a kiss on his cheek as they are surrounded by photographers. The headlines demand: "Who's That Girl?" and Peppy is inspired to audition for a dancing bit-part at the studio. However as Peppy slowly rises through the industry, the introduction of talking-pictures turns Valentin's world upside-down.   (courtesy IMDB)

Awards: Won 5 Oscars including Best Motion Picture of the Year. Another 109 wins & 77 nominations

What the critics are saying

** Goofily gorgeous, heartfelt and endlessly rewatchable, this is the true meaning of escapism - a doorway to another world, a world created to entertain eyes, heart and brain. (Film 4)

** A valentine to the glories of silent cinema, a triumph of artistic teleportation, pure effervescence that gives crowdpleasing a good name. (Daily Telegraph)

** The Artist never feels like a parody or a good idea that becomes laborious in the execution. It's lovingly corny, great fun, good-looking and respectful. (Time Out)

** Simply irresistible.  (Empire Magazine)


Jean Dujardin ... George Valentin

Bérénice Bejo ... Peppy Miller

John Goodman ... Al Zimmer

James Cromwell ... Clifton

Penelope Ann Miller ... Doris


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