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5 cult films by Denis Villeneuve to see urgently

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Filmmaker Denis Villeneuve has already been a sure thing in the seventh art for almost thirty years now. After a slight start-up delay, it returns to cinemas on February 28, 2024 for the release of Dune 2.

Now is the perfect time to take a look at the filmography of this director, often praised for his work. Denis Villeneuve blessed us with many gems and he knew how to try his hand at different genres, so much so that choosing was not easy. However, we have selected 5 essential productions from his career which is still far from over.

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This film marks the revelation of Denis Villeneuve to the general public, and it even earned him an Oscar nomination. We discover the moving story of two brothers and sisters, Jeanne and Simon Marwan. When they discover their mother's will, they learn that their father is still alive, and discover the existence of another brother.

They then decide to go to the Middle East to discover this family past about which they know almost nothing. This gem leaves no one indifferent and you will not come away unscathed as certain scenes and the story as a whole are touching. We won't say more so as not to spoil the discovery for you, but go for it.

< p>In this feature film, Denis Villeneuve makes his Hollywood debut alongside a trio of outstanding actors: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal and Paul Dano.

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Near Boston, two little girls have disappeared. The police are investigating to find them, but their investigations seem to be slipping. A father takes matters in hand and personally takes care of the main suspect, whom he tortures in a scene of incredible violence.

Between its unbearable suspense , its exquisite writing, and its impeccable actors, Prisoners is clearly worth the detour.

With First Contacts, the Quebec director brilliantly tries his hand at the science fiction genre. We follow the story of linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams), who works for the military to establish communication with aliens who have arrived on Earth.

The task promises to be very delicate for the latter who is trying to understand the mysterious messages sent by these creatures from elsewhere. Time is running out, because humanity is already on a war footing. Will she be able to restore the situation, or in any case find answers to the many questions raised by this unexpected arrival ?

Making a sequel to Ridley Scott's legendary film was not obvious, but the director did not tremble. We follow Officer K (Ryan Gosling), a Blade Runner tasked with finding and eliminating anyone who does not obey human orders.

Everything is turned upside down when he learns a secret about to change the world. Overnight, he turns into prey and he has only one hope: to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) to escape the dire fate promised to him. Blade Runner 2049 made an impact and won two Oscars in 2018: best visual effects and best photography.

We end this list with a new science fiction classic. We follow the journey of Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) who goes to the planet Arrakis, a very dangerous area, where there is a source of energy essential for the destiny of humanity.

This is the beginning of a great saga where adventure, political intrigue, and heroism intertwine. The first part left its mark and left the spectators with great suspense. So much so that the sequel to this adaptation of Frank Herbert's work is highly anticipated.

Of course, Denis Villeneuve's filmography is so rich that we could also have mentioned Sicario, Enemy, or Polytechnique.

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Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116