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DENIS VILLENEUVE
Writer and director

Often pegged as one of the most talented filmmakers of his generation, Denis Villeneuve has managed to compel both critics and audiences with his unique visual style and fresh approach to storytelling.

His debut feature, Un 32 août sur Terre, was selected by over thirty-five international film festivals in 1998, and was part of Cannes, Telluride and Toronto's official selections. It was also chosen as the Canadian representative for the Oscars race. In 2000, his follow-up Maëlstrom was selected by Sundance, Toronto and over thirty other film festivals around the world. The film received over twenty-five international awards, amongst which the prestigious FIPRESCI and SACD awards at the 2001 Berlinale. Back at home, the film won 9 Jutra and 5 Genie Awards and once again, represented Canada at the Academy Awards.

In 2008, his short film Next Floor took home the Canal+ Award for the best short film presented at Cannes’ Critics Week. It was also shown in more than 150 festivals around the world where it received more than 50 awards. In 2009, his third feature, the critically acclaimed Polytechnique, was released. After a premiere at Cannes’ Director’s Fortnight, the film was presented in many festivals including ones in Helsinki, Namur, Londres, Tapei and Gijon. In Canada, Polytechnique was honoured with the Best Canadian Film of 2009 Award by the Toronto Film Critics Association, as well as 9 Genie and 5 Jutra Awards, notably for Best Director.

Denis is currently finishing Incendies, the screen adaptation of Wajdi Mouawad's award-winning play. Shot in Quebec and Jordan, the film is a Canada-France co-production that will be released in Fall 2010.

philippe falardeau

louise archambault

stéphane lafleur

denis villeneuve

andré turpin

émile proulx-cloutier

anaïs barbeau-lavalette

emanuel hoss-desmarais

marc tulin

sophie goyette