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Denis Villeneuve Retrospective

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His entire thrilling catalog of films
Recently, while waiting for a movie to start, I saw the preview for the movie Dune, which looked visually amazing. I was not surprised when I found out that the director for this movie, also made a number of other sci-fi classics like Arrival and Blade Runner 2049. What did surprise me was that his earlier films were not sci-fi at all and were actually foreign language films. It was therefore not a shock to find that Dendy Cinemas are holding a film festival in the lead up to the premiere of Dune on 2 December.

Denis Villeneuve Films
Denis Villeneuve films at the festival


The film festival will run from 18 to 30 November and will feature 9 of his best films. The films which will be screened include:

Incendies

After the death of their mother, twins journey to the Middle East to discover their family history, following the reading of their mother's will.

THU 18 NOV at 6:30pm | MON 29 NOV at 6:20pm

August 32nd on Earth

Despite the fact he has a girlfriend, a man agrees to give his best friend a child.

FRI 19 NOV at 8:30pm | SUN 28 NOV at 2.00pm

Sicario

A young female FBI agent joins a secret CIA operation to take down a Mexican cartel boss, a job which will push her ethical and moral values to the limit.

FRI 19 NOV at 6:45pm | SAT 27 NOV at 6:20pm

Blade Runner 2049

Picking up 30 years after the first film, a new blade runner, unearths a secret that could plunge society into chaos. The discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard, a former blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

SAT 20 NOV at 6:15pm | TUE 30 NOV at 6:20pm

Maelstrm

Bibiane meets Evian, the son of a man she accidentally killed so that she can come to terms with her life. They fall in love, but will it last when Evian learns the truth?

SAT 20 NOV at 4:15pm | THU 25 NOV at 6:45pm

Arrival

When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team are brought together to investigate. As they race against time for answers, they will take a chance that could threaten their lives, and quite possibly humanity.

SUN 21 NOV at 6:30pm | FRI 26 NOV at 6:40pm

Polytechnique and Next Floor (short)

Polytechnique relays the horrible events of the 1989 Montréal Massacre, during which several female engineering students were murdered.

Next Floor is a short film that shows an opulent banquet, where 11 pampered guests participate in what appears to be a ritualistic carnage. In this absurd and grotesque universe, an unexpected sequence of events.

SUN 21 NOV at 4:30pm | FRI 26 NOV at 8:30pm

Prisioners

Keller Dover is facing every parent's worst nightmare. His six-year-old daughter, Anna, is missing, together with her friend, and as minutes turn to hours, panic sets in. The only lead is a dilapidated RV that had earlier been parked on their street.

MON 22 NOV at 6:20pm | SUN 28 NOV at 3:40pm

Enemy

Featuring actor Jake Gyllenhaal (from the Nightcrawler and Source Code), Enemy is a psychological thriller based on the novel 'The Double' by José Saramago.

TUE 23 NOV at 6:45pm | SAT 27 NOV at 4:20pm

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Why? Denis Villeneuve’s entire thrilling film catalog
When: Various times
Where: Dendy Cinemas
Cost: Adults tickets $21
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