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Winning Best Picture and Best Director at the Oscars pretty much gives you license to do whatever you want next time around. Looking at the follow-ups of some recent Academy Award winners, so you can see a near-three-hour erotic drama (Ang Lee), a one-man show about a man cutting off his own arm (Danny Boyle), a near-three-hour drama about the search for Osama Bin Laden (Kathryn Bigelow) and a near-three-hour musical sung live on set (Tom Hooper), films that for the most part, would have had a trickier time getting a green light without the ability to put “From Academy Award Winning Director…” on the poster. And so it is with Michel Hazanavicius: the Gallic helmer who picked up the Oscar in 2011 for silent comedy homage “ The Artist” is back in Cannes with his follow-up “The Search,” and it’s a very different sort of film. Best known for his light-hearted comedy work, »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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