THE FILMS OF DENIS VILLENEUVE
Coinciding with the release of his ambitious adaptation of Frank Herbert’s science fiction epic Dune we are proud to present seven of the contemporary classics from one of the most acclaimed filmmakers working today, Denis Villeneuve.
A critical darling, especially in his native Canada, Villeneuve has directed numerous respectably lauded genre-films. It was 2010’s Incendies which solidified him as a talent to take notice of. So began his rapid rise to his current position as a highly-admired filmmaker with an intense style that and leaves audiences satisfied if a emotionally impacted.
His films, be it Prisoners‘ disturbing look at how the fragile, paranoia-infected denizens of the American heartland can turn on each other, or Sicario’s suffocating atmosphere of distrust and anxious confusion, to Enemy’s daze-like journey through the hangover of existential uncertainty (and spiders), and his sweeping science fiction epics Arrival and Blade Runner 2049, are unique in that Villeneuve has carved out a way for himself to make large-scale Hollywood productions that in essence remain genre films at heart.