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February 27, 2012 12:01 pm

Jewish Frenchman Wins Best Director at Oscars (VIDEO)

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Director Michel Hazanavicius. Photo: wiki commons.

“The Artist” took home five Oscar awards on Sunday night, including Best Picture and Best Director.

The Director, Michel Hazanavicius, is the son (and grandson) of French Jews who survived the German occupation of France during World War II, by hiding in the country’s hillsides.

During his acceptance speech for the award of Best Director, Hazanavicius said, “I am the happiest director in the world right now, thank you for that.”

The director has mentioned that his next project may be an adaptation of a 1948 film, entitled “The Search”, which follows the story of a young concentration camp survivor and the journey to find his mother following World War II.

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The nomination for best director was Hazanavicius’s first Oscar nod.

Watch Hazanavicius discuss the making of ‘The Arist’ in his own words, below.

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  • Linda

    Congratulations and good luck with future projects.

    Greetings from Germany 🙂

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