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Denys Arcand

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B: June 25, 1941 in Deschambault, Québec

Denys Arcand is one of the most important filmmakers to emerge in Quebec in the 1960s. He was honoured as Best Director at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival for Les invasions barbares, which was also given Best Foreign-Language Film at the 2004 Academy Awards. In Canada, the film was honoured as Best Picture at the 2004 Genie Awards and Denys Arcand picked up both Best Director and Best Original Screenplay Awards. In June of 2023, Canada Post honoured Denys Arcand with a new stamp issued three days after his birthday.

Learn more about Denys Arcand
Also see: Dear Denys
Also see: Inside Québec – Summer 2018.
Also see: 2024 Film Awards.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Seul ou avec d’autres (co-directed, 1962)
La route de l’ouest (1964)
Les Montréalistes (1965)
Volleyball (1966)
Parcs atlantiques (1967)
Montréal, un jour d’été (1967)

On est au coton (1970)
Québec: Duplessis et après (1972)
La maudite galette (1972)
Réjeanne Padovani (1973)
Gina (1974)
La lutte des travailleurs d’hopitaux (1976)

Le Confort et l’indifférence (1982)
Le Crime d’Ovide Plouffe (1984)
Le déclin de ’empire d’américain (aka The Decline of the American Empire, 1986)
Jésus de Montréal (1989)

Montreal Sextet (1991)
Love and Human Remains (1994)
Joyeux Calvaire aka, Poverty and Other Delights (1997)

Stardom (2000)
Les invasions barbares (aka The Barbarian Invasions, 2003)
L’ Âge des ténèbres (2007)

Le regne de la beaute (aka An Eye for Beauty, 2014)
La chute de l’empire américain (2018)

Testament (2023)

Credits as an Actor:
Embrasse-moi comme tu m’aimes (2016)


La chute de l'empire Américain, movie, poster,
Poster courtesy of Les Films Séville.

The Fall of the American Empire, movie, poster,

Testament, Denys Arcand, movie, poster,