"Nobody wanted that movie, nobody thought we were serious!" recalls The Artist director Michel Hazanavicius. Isn't that (almost) always the story in Hollywood? Now with armfulls of ACE, BAFTA, SAG, NYFCC and HFPA awards, not to mention three Golden Globes and one Golden Collar for Uggie the dog, the silent movie is set to sweep the Oscars this Sunday.

"It's more than a dream, you can't ever dream of something like this, especially when you're not American. It's a fantasy. It's a wonderful story, like a Frank Capra movie, it's a very strange experience." I sat down with the director and his wife, actress Berenice Bejo, this fall in Montreal to discuss Oscar expectations and newfound fame. When asked if he's ready for the next level of acclaim, the one who brought back silent black and white in an era of 3D blockbusters coolly he answers with a question: "The question is not, are we ready? The question is, are the voters ready"? There are only a couple of days left now before we know the answer to that question.

I also spoke with the duo in their native French. You can check out those interviews on lehuffingtonpost.ca here

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