Lithuanians in the News
4th March 2012
Film Director Hazanavicius with Lithuanian Roots Sweeps the Oscars
Michel Hazanavicius (left) with his wife Berenice Bejo
and Jean Dujardin (right). Photo courtesy
At Hollywood’s Oscars ceremony last Monday, February 26, film “The Artist” by the French film director Michel Hazanavicius, who has Lithuanian roots, won Oscars for the best film, the best director, the best actor, the best original score and the best costume design!
Michel Hazanavicius’ grandparents migrated from Lithuania to France in the 1920’s, where Michel was born in 1967. In the photo Michel Hazanavicius is with the actor Jean Dujardin, who won the best actor award for his role in “The Artist”. Michel’s wife Berenice Bejo, who is in the photo as well, is the female lead in the movie.

Further information: 27/02/12