The Artist (film)

Writer/director Michel Hazanavic’s 2011 film clocked up an astonishing series of achievements: three Golden Globes, seven BAFTAS, five Academy Awards, Best Actor Award for Jean Dujardin at the Cannes Film Festival. The first mainly silent film to win an Oscar since 1927, it was also the first French film to win Best Picture and Dujardin the first French actor voted Best Actor. A Hollywood backstage comedy-drama set in the years of the switch from silent to sound, it features tracks by Red Nichols, Duke Ellington and Rose Murphy, though the score is mainly by Ludovic Bource. And, of course, The Artist is the film with that dog!

The Artist shows at The Electric Cinema at 3pm on Sunday 7th. Usual admission rates apply.