THE SEARCH is an upcoming French drama film directed by Oscar winner Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist), starring Bérénice Bejo and Annette Bening. It is a remake of the 1948 film directed by Fred Zinnemann and has been selected to compete for the Palme d'Or in the main competition section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.
The Second Chechen War. 1999. THE SEARCH recounts, on a human scale, a powerful story of conflict 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 flees, joining the flood 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.