A – Z Challenge | Directors Series | D – Denis Villeneuve

Denis Villeneuve is a French Canadian writer & director. He came into prominence after directing the Canadian film Maelstrom in 2001. In the movie, he perfectly captures the inner turmoil of an alcoholic. It was 2010’s Incendies which brought him the international fame. Incendies follows the story of immigrant twins in Canada who goes to their mother’s native Middle Eastern country. Their journey in the setting of the civil war forms the story. After this he made his Hollywood debut with Hugh Jackman starred Prisoners.

Denis Villeneuve
Denis Villeneuve

In this post, we are spotlighting the 2015 movie Sicario. Sicario is a crime drama film set in the Mexico. Sicario says the story of FBI Agent Kate Macer, CIA officer Matt Graver and his partner Alejandro Gillick. The movie is stylish, brutal and thrilling. The performances of Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Torro and Josh Brolin elevates the movie to the next level. If you want to start watching the movies os Denis this would be a perfect choice. This portrays the level of violence in Mexico during the 2010s period.

Other notable works of the director includes Arrival, Maelstrom, Prisoners, Enemy, Incendies and Polytechnique

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