It’s taken a while for director Michel Hazanavicius to come up with his follow-up to The Artist, but three years on The Search has debuted at Cannes and now comes a trailer.
This is a rather different movie though (despite the presence of Berenice Bejo), as it swaps silent cinema for life in a modern war zone.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘The Second Chechen War. 1999. THE SEARCH recounts, on a human scale, a powerful story of conflict told through four lives that will be brought together by a shocking twist of fate.
‘After his parents are killed in their village, a small boy flees, joining the flood of refugees. He meets Carole, a European Union delegation head and little by little, with her help, he will return to life. At the same time, his elder sister Raïssa searches tirelessly for him amongst the civilian exodus.
‘Then there’s 20-year-old Kolia… A recent Russian Army recruit, he will gradually be overwhelmed by the daily life of wartime.’