Denis Villeneuve (Canada)

Denis Villeneuve (born October 3, 1967) is a Canadian film director and writer. He is a three-time winner of the Genie Award for Best Director, for Maelström in 2001, Polytechnique in 2010 and Incendies in 2011. All three films also won the Best Picture award.

His 2010 film Incendies represented Canada at the 83rd Academy Awards in the category of Best Foreign Language Film and made the list of nominees. In January 2011 he was selected as one of the top ten filmmakers to watch. Incendies is considered by the New York Times as one of the 10 best films of 2011.

Villeneuve won Best Director for his thriller, Enemy (2013), at the 2nd Canadian Screen Awards, and it was also nominated as Best Picture.


  • La course destination monde
    Canada, 1988
    31', Canada, 1994
  • Cosmos
    99', Canada, 1996
  • Un 32 août sur terre
    88', Canada, 1998
  • Maelstrom
    87', Canada, 2000
  • 120 Seconds to Get Elected
    2', Canada, 2006
  • Next Floor
    11', Canada, 2008
  • Polytechnique
    77', Canada, 2009
  • Incendies
    139', Canada, 2010
  • Etude empirique sur l'influence du son sur la persistance rétinienne
    1', Canada, 2011
  • Prisoners
    153', Canada, 2013
  • Enemy
    90', Canada, 2013

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