2014, France-Georgia, 134’, Color, English-French, Chechen-Russian
Director: Michel Hazanavicius
Cast: Berenice Bejo, Annette Benning, Maksim Emelyanov, Abdul Khalim Mamutsiev, Zukhra Duishvili
2014 Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or Nominee
The highly anticipated new film from Academy Award Winning THE ARTIST, director Hazanavicius’ new project is the heartbreaking drama of the occupation of Chechnya.
The Second Chechen War. 1999. THE SEARCH recounts, on a human scale, a powerful story of con ict told through four lives that will be brought together by a shocking twist of fate. After his parents are killed in their village, a small boy ees, joining the ood of refugees. He meets Carole, a European Union delegation head and little by little, with her help, he will return to life. At the same time, his elder sister Raïssa searches tirelessly for him amongst the civilian exodus. Then there’s 20-year-old Kolia… A recent Russian Army recruit, he will gradually be overwhelmed by the daily life of wartime.