Michel Hazanavicius, director and script
Thomas Langmann, production
Guillaume Schiffman, camera
Ludovic Bource, music
Ernst van Tiel, conductor
The Artist (USA, 2011)
mit Jean Dujardin und Bérénice Bejo
Director Michel Hazanavicius' elegant and touching black-and-white silent film The Artist was the surprise film of 2011. Set in 1920s and 30s Hollywood, the film won five Oscars, seven BAFTAs and three Golden Globes, among others. One of each of these awards also went to the dreamlike film score by Frenchman Ludovic Bource. His compositions for full symphony orchestra bring to life the musical style of Hollywood and America of the time with snappy dance rhythms, but also with touching melancholy. Hazanavicius described Bource's work as a "love letter to cinema".