Did you know? French film to win most Oscars is silent

Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo star in the acclaimed silent film The Artist

French films do not often make it to the Oscars, facing stiff opposition from the Anglophone world of cinema, but in, 2012 Best Picture, director and actor was awarded to The Artist, directed by Michel Hazanavicius and starring Jean Dujardin.

It won five Oscars that year, sharing top place with Martin Scorsese’s 3D film Hugo. It has won the most awards of any French film, both at home and abroad including seven BAFTAs, two Golden Globes and six Césars, the French national film awards.

The Artist is a comedy and romance movie about an old silent film actor ...

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