Category: In Competition
Director: Michel Hazanavicius
It's been a quick turnaround for this war drama, which Bérénice Bejo had yet to start shooting when we caught up with her in Cannes last year. It's also a change of pace for her director husband after a triple whammy of three broad comedies (most notably The Artist). Updating Fred Zinnemann's 1948 post-WW2 film of the same name to contemporary Chechnya, The Search could bring early awards buzz for Bejo as an aid worker who befriends a boy struck dumb by the horrors of war.