Lime Review - Screen
A silent film, set in a bygone age. That might not be the best pitch in the world for a modern movie
but trust us 'The Artist' is a simply stunning piece of filmmaking that will put your faith back in the medium of cinema.
The film that this reminds us of the most, or at least the one that can consistently invoke such primal emotions, is 'It's a Wonderful Life'. It's not just because they are both in black and white, we've seen that attempted before in a cynical manner, but rather because it can put you in a fuzzy state of mind without ever trying too hard.
It's the roaring 20's, and screen star George Valentin (Dujardin) is about to get the shock of his life with the advent of the 'talkies'. Initially dismissive, George watches on as Peppy (Bejo) takes centre-stage, embracing the new format and becoming a star in her own right. The pair look to help one another, but will it be too late for George?
If you're looking for something to put smile on your face during those inevitable post-New Year blues, then this is the film for you.