1hr 40mins

In this Oscar-winning love letter to silent cinema on the eve of 'the talkies', Jean Dujardin plays George Valentin, a renowned silent star haunted by the imminent arrival of a new era of cinema, who falls for Peppy Miller (Bérénice Bejo), a fast-rising star of dance and film.

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Summer of Cinema
Michel Hazanavicius
Contains scene of mild threat
Contains Foreign Language Subtitles

In this silent, all-dancing throwback masterpiece from director Michel Hazanavicius, we are transported to glitzy 1927 Hollywood, where beloved star of the silver screen George Valentin (Jean Dujardin, who won the Best Actor at Cannes for his role) is riding high at the top of his game. A chance encounter with talented dancer Peppy Miller (Bérénice Bejo) changes his life forever – as does the fast approaching era of ‘the talkies’, with the development of sound cinema. But while opportunity beckons for Peppy in this new future for cinema, George’s stardom is threatened to be left behind; a relic of a bygone time.

This monochromatic silent spectacular pays loving tribute the golden era of Hollywood cinema, with ravishing dance set pieces and a reverently crafted recreation of the time period. Nominated for 10 Academy Awards, it went on to win 5 – including Best Picture and Best Director in 2012, and enjoyed incredible success here at Tyneside Cinema, where it universally enchanted audiences, standing as our forth most successful film in the last 15 years.

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