Film - CineMasters Competition Filmfest 2017


Directed by Michel Hazanavicius


Director: Michel Hazanavicius
Section: CineMasters Competition
Country: France
Year: 2017
Language: French
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Louis Garrel, Bérénice Bejo, Grégory Gadebois, Stacy Martin, Micha Lescot
18+ (no age rating)



Paris 1967. Jean-Luc Godard, the leading filmmaker of his generation, is shooting La Chinoise with the woman he loves, Anne Wiazemsky, 20 years his junior. They are happy, attractive, in love. They marry. But the film’s reception unleashes a profound self-examination in Jean-Luc. The events of May ’68 will amplify this process, and the crisis that shakes the filmmaker. Deep-rooted conflicts and misunderstandings will change him irrevocably. Revolutionary, off-the-wall, destructive, brilliant, he will pursue his choices and his beliefs to the breaking point… As he did with The Artist, Academy Award® winning director Michel Hazanavicius delivers another tribute to classic cinema, both wildly funny and deeply moving.

Meet the director


Michel Hazanavicius

Michel Hazanavicius was born and raised in Paris, France. His grandparents were originally from Lithuania, but relocated to France in the 1920s. Hazanavicius attended art school, and moved on to work as a director for commercials and television projects. In 1999, he wrote and directed his first feature film MES AMIS (1999), which featured his brother Serge Hazanavicius. His next feature film, spy parody, OSS 117: LE CAIRE, NID D'ESPIONS (2006) was a success at the French box office, and warranted a sequel, OSS 117: RIO NE RÉPOND PLUS (2009), which was also a hit. Hazanavicius came to the attention of international audiences with the release of an almost wordless film, THE ARTIST (2011), which starred his wife, Bérénice Bejo and OSS 117 star Jean Dujardin. The film was a critical and popular hit, garnering many major nominations and awards.


Screenplay: Michel Hazanavicius
Original Material: Anne Wiazemsky
Director of Photography: Guillaume Schiffman
Film Editor: Michel Hazanavicius, Anne-Sophie Bion
Production Designer: Christian Marti
Sound: Jean Minondo
Producer: Michel Hazanavicius, Florence Gastaud, Riad Sattouf
Production Company: Les compagnons du cinema
World Sales: Wild Bunch