Director, script writer CANADA

Denis VILLENEUVE

Denis VILLENEUVE

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Biography

Internationally renowned and recently two-time Academy Award winner for Blade Runner 2049 (which also received 8 BAFTAs nominations), Denis Villeneuve made his debut at the National Film Board of Canada in the early 90s. His first feature, Un 32 août sur Terre was invited to Cannes for Un Certain Regard in 1998. Villeneuve returned to Cannes with Next Floor (Semaine de la Critique’s First Prize, 2008), Polytechnique (Director’s Fortnight 2009) and the Oscar nominated drug-cartel thriller Sicario (Official Competition 2015). In 2010, Incendies was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards. In 2017, Villeneuve’s hit movie Arrival was nominated for 8 Oscars and 9 BAFTAs, including best movie and best director. He is currently working on a new adaptation of Frank Herbert’s masterpiece, “Dune”.

Films presented at Cannes

Jury members
Member - Feature films - 2018
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Directors

Bruno DUMONT

Bruno DUMONT

Director
Kornél MUNDRUCZO

Kornél MUNDRUCZO

Script Writer
Maksim SHAVKIN

Maksim SHAVKIN

Director
Mike LEIGH

Mike LEIGH

Director
Otakar VAVRA

Otakar VAVRA

Paul VECCHIALI

Paul VECCHIALI

Script Writer
Paulin Soumanou VIEYRA

Paulin Soumanou VIEYRA

Sophie MARCEAU

Sophie MARCEAU

Actress, Director
Stuart COOPER

Stuart COOPER

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