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by Eric Eidelstein
May 20, 2014 4:04 PM
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Watch: 'The Artist' Director Michel Hazanavicius Shows the Devastation of the Chechen War in Cannes Entry 'The Search'

With Cannes well underway, opinions have been made over which film will take the Palme d'Or, and while "Foxcatcher" and "Mr. Turner" are undoubtedly serious contenders, they better look out for Michel Hazanavicius' latest film, "The Search." 

READ MORE: The 2014 Indiewire Cannes Bible: Every Review, Interview and News Item Posted During Run of Festival

The film, very much unlike Hazanvicius' Oscar-winning "The Artist," follows the lives of four different people during the Second Chechen War in 1999: a refugee child whose family is murdered, a European Union delegation head who tries to help him, his elder sister who desperately searches for him and a young Russian solider who has become disillusioned with the violence.

It looks to be a strong picture and it helps that it stars Oscar nominees Bérénice Bejo and Annette Bening.

Check out the trailer below.


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