Denis Villenueve’s 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. At the 2014 Canadian Screen Awards 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 had 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. The video interview above was supplied by Warner Bros. Pictures.
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Cosmos (segment: “Le technètium” 1996)