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Michel Hazanavicius

Michel Hazanavicius

At first screenwriter and then director of television commercials, by the end of the 1990s Michel Hazanavicius had thrown himself fully into making films. In 1993 he co-directed La Classe américaine: le Grand détournement where he laid the foundations for his future style: visual quotes, cinephile parodies and references, a cross between homage, to the history of the cinema. and irony. He came to the attention of the public thanks to the box-office hit OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies, a parody of spy films and French comedy released in 2006. The follow-up, OSS 117: Lost in Rio (2009), sold more than 2.5 million tickets. Drawing on these two hits, in 2012 Michel Hazanavicius brought a silent black and white film to the screen: The Artist. The gamble paid off as he was awarded the Oscar for Best Film and Best Director. In 2014 he directed The Search, a drama on a human scale following the journey of four youths who cross paths during the second war in Chechnya. In 2017 he made Redoubtable, which was screened as part of the Official Competition at the Cannes Film Festival, an adaptation of Anne Wiazemsky’s autobiographical novel One Year After, recounting the love affair between the actress and Jean-Luc Godard in the 1960s. Since 2019, Michel Hazanavicius has been President of the Board of Directors of La Fémis.

 

1993 : La Classe américaine (télévision)
1999 : Mes amis
2006 : OSS 117 : Le Caire nid d’espions
2009 : OSS 117 : Rio ne répond plus
2011 : The Artist
2014 : The Search
2017 : Le Redoutable
2020 : Le Prince oublié

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