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

Abbas KIAROSTAMI

Abbas KIAROSTAMI

Director
Cristi PUIU

Cristi PUIU

Director
Jean-Stéphane SAUVAIRE

Jean-Stéphane SAUVAIRE

Kon ICHIKAWA

Kon ICHIKAWA

Lars Von Trier

Lars Von Trier

Michelangelo ANTONIONI

Michelangelo ANTONIONI

Safi FAYE

Safi FAYE

Sofia COPPOLA

Sofia COPPOLA

Director
Sergei EISENSTEIN

Sergei EISENSTEIN

Wim WENDERS

Wim WENDERS

Director
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