“In contradiction and paradox, you can find truth.” So says French-Canadian visionary Denis Villeneuve, whose films play to that mantra like no one else’s does.
Clips from “August 32nd on Earth” remain courtesy of Max Films Productions, ℗ 1998
Clips from “Maelstrom” remain courtesy of Max Films Productions, Société de Développement des Entreprises Culturelles (SODEC), Téléfilm Canada, ℗ 2000
Clips from “Polytechnique” remain courtesy of Remstar Media Partners, Don Carmody Productions, Téléfilm Canada, et al., ℗ 2009
Clips from “Incendies” remain courtesy of micro_scope, TS Productions, Phi Group, ℗ 2010
Clips from “Prisoners” remain courtesy of Alcon Entertainment and Warner Bros., ℗ 2013
Clips from “Enemy” remain courtesy of Pathé and Entertainment One, ℗ 2013
Clips from “Sicario” remain courtesy of Black Label Media and Thunder Road, ℗ 2015
Clips from “Arrival” remain courtesy of Paramount Pictures, ℗ 2016
Clips from “Blade Runner 2049” remain courtesy of Alcon Entertainment, Columbia Pictures and Scott Free Productions, ℗ 2017 MUSIC: “The Beast”, composed by Jóhann Jóhannsson, courtesy of the “Sicario” soundtrack, ℗ 2015 “Suspicious Minds”, written by Francis Zambon (as Mark James), performed by Elvis Presley, courtesy of RCA Records by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing, ℗ 1969 “On the Nature of Daylight”, written and performed by Max Richter, courtesy of Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Denis Villeneuve is a top notch director. In my opinion he is about as good as it gets with a track record like his and him being so young that he has a long career ahead of himself.