He has been making movies for almost twenty years now, and up until his 2011 film “Incendies,” Denis Villeneuve only ever made films in his native country of Canada. So perhaps it’s understandable that it took his first Hollywood production, 2013’s “Prisoners,” for the filmmaker to receive international acclaim. Since then, Villeneuve has been on a roll with last year’s “Enemy” and the upcoming “Sicario,” the latter receiving a wealth of positive buzz when it premiered at Cannes this past May.
Villeneuve has recently commenced filming his follow-up to “Sicario,” “Story of Your Life” which boasts a cast that includes Jeremy Renner, Amy Adams, and Forest Whitaker. And he’s said to be attached to direct the sequel to “Blade Runner.” The man’s simply unstoppable at the moment.
Just in time, Hello Wizard has put together a great video tribute to Villeneuve. With the accompaniment of a couple of Radiohead songs, the clip provides an excellent primer to the style, tone, and mood that Villeneuve brings to his films. Even if you’re familiar with his recent output, you’ll definitely want to check out this tribute as it includes clips from every single one of his movies dating all the way back to his 1998 debut, “August 32nd on Earth.” Watch below. [Live For Films]