Described by our critic out of Cannes as “one of the more prominent disappointments of the festival,” that seems to be the general consensus about Michel Hazanavicius’ “The Search.” The film was the director’s big turn toward drama after his beloved “The Artist,” but by most accounts, it doesn’t work. In fact, the director went back to the editing room and cut 20-minutes from the movie. Will the new version be any better? Well, French audiences will be the first to find out.
A new international trailer for the movie, along with some fresh pics, have arrived. Starring Berenice Bejo and Annette Bening, the film follows an NGO worker who bonds with a young boy in war-torn Chechnya. This is essentially a shorter cut of the promo that dropped at Cannes, but it nonetheless presents a movie that depicts the horrors of war, particularly as they affect children. It looks like bracing stuff, and perhaps this new edit will address some of the things critics didn’t like when they watched it on the Croisette.
“The Search” opens in France on November 26th, but still has no U.S. distributor. Check out the trailer and images below.
— Warner Bros. France (@warnerbrosfr) October 20, 2014