Denis Villeneuve

Denis Villeneuve

Arrival, movie, poster,
Poster for Arrival courtesy of Paramount Pictures.
B: October 3, 1967 in Gentilly, Québec
Maelström was named the Best Canadian Film at the 2000 Montreal World Film Festival. His short film, Next Floor, was chosen to screen at the International Critics’ Week during the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. Denis Villeneuve was one of three Canadians (along with Ed Gass-Donnelly and Patrick Lussier) named in Variety Magazine`s “10 Directors to Watch” list published in January of 2011. His film Polytechnique won the Genie Award for Best Picture and he won for Best Director in 2010. One year later, at the 2011 Genie Awards, Incendies took Best Picture and Best Director awards along with six other Genie Awards. He is pictured above at the 2014 Canadian Screen Awards where he was honoured as Best Director for his 2013 film, Enemy. In early January 2015, Enemy was also given the Rogers Best Canadian Film Award by the Toronto Film Critics Association. The award comes with a $100,000 prize and it was the third time Villeneuve has been honoured with the award, having previously won in consecutive years for 2009’s Polytechnique and 2010’s Incendies. In January of 2017 he was nominated for an Academy Award® as Best Director for the film Arrival, which was also nominated as Best Picture.

Also see: Martin Villeneuve.
Also see: La La Land Takes 14.

Features & TV Movies:
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Cosmos (segment: “Le technètium” 1996)
Un 32 août (aka August 32nd on Earth (1998)

Maelström (2000)
Next Floor (2007)
Polytechnique (2008)
Incendies (2009)

Etude empirique sur l’influence du son sur la pertinence rétinienne (2011, short)
Enemy (2013)
Prisoners (2013)
Sicario (2015)
Arrival (2016)
Blade Runner 2: The Edge of Human (2018)

Arrival, movie, poster,
Poster for Arrival courtesy of Paramount Pictures.