Yes, you read that right. The French film, directed by Michel Hazanavicius, who masterminded the comic 'OSS 117' films, is a loving tribute and homage to the 1920s golden age of silent cinema when actors and actresses emoted with nary a soundman in sight, and beautiful tales of action, adventure and romance could be told with facial expressions and a few title cards.
'The Artist', which stars Jean Dujardin, Berenice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell, Penelope Ann Miller and Missi Pyle, revolves around George Valentin (Dujardin), a silent film star whose career is fading with the rise of the talkies while an actress he mentored, Peppy Miller (Bejo), begins her rise to stardom a la 'A Star Is Born.' 'The Artist' screened at Cannes and won a best actor nod for Dujardin.
The film arrives here Nov. 23 from The Weinstein Co., but in the meantime, take a look at this delicious clip (which is similar to a clip released at Cannes but here with English subtitles) after the jump.