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

UN 32 AOÛT SUR TERRE AUGUST 32ND ON EARTH 2017 Cinéma de la Plage Director
UN 32 AOUT SUR TERRE 1998 Un Certain Regard Director , Script / Dialogue
Jury members
Member - Feature films - 2018
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Directors

Aktan ABDYKALYKOV

Aktan ABDYKALYKOV

Script Writer
David FINCHER

David FINCHER

Jean-Stéphane SAUVAIRE

Jean-Stéphane SAUVAIRE

Script Writer
Jean-Paul RAPPENEAU

Jean-Paul RAPPENEAU

Director
KUROSAWA Kiyoshi

KUROSAWA Kiyoshi

Director, Script Writer
Mahamat-Saleh HAROUN

Mahamat-Saleh HAROUN

Director, Script Writer
Pascal MERIGEAU

Pascal MERIGEAU

Roberto ROSSELLINI

Roberto ROSSELLINI

Director, Script Writer
Wim WENDERS

Wim WENDERS

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