Villeneuve at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival
October 3, 1967 |
Life and career
Villeneuve was born in Gentilly, Quebec. In his early career he won Radio-Canada's youth film competition "La Course Europe-Asie" in 1990–91. 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.
|1994||REW-FFWD||short||Produced by the National Film Board of Canada|
|1996||Cosmos||short||Presented at Directors' Fortnight, Cannes Film Festival|
|1998||Un 32 août sur terre||Un Certain Regard section, Cannes Film Festival|
|2000||Maelström||FIPRESCI Prize, Berlin International Film Festival|
|2008||Next Floor||short||Prize of Best Short Film, Cannes Film Festival|
|2009||Polytechnique||Presented at Cannes Film Festival|
|2010||Incendies||Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2011|
|2013||Prisoners||Premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival|
|2013||Enemy||Premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival|
- "Polytechnique sweeps Genie Awards". Toronto Star, April 12, 2010.
- "Villeneuve’s Incendies wins eight Genies, including best picture". The Globe and Mail, March 10, 2011.
- Vlessing, Etan (September 22, 2010). "Canada picks 'Incendies' to vie for Oscar". hollywoodreporter. Retrieved 2010-09-29.
- "Nominees for the 83rd Academy Awards". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-01-25.
- "Variety taps Canadians among directors to watch". CBC News. January 3, 2011.
- "REW-FFWD" (Online film). NFB.ca. National Film Board of Canada. Retrieved 19 April 2011.
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