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Denis Villeneuve is happy and satisfied

Denis Villeneuve is happy and satisfied

Less than 48 hours from the world premiere of a movie Dune At the Venice Film Festival, Quebec filmmaker Denis Villeneuve said he was happy and relieved to finally be able to share his new film with the audience.

On the phone from Venice, where he landed a few days ago, Denis Villeneuve seemed calm and somewhat at ease for a man about to release one of the most awaited films of the year on the planet of cinema.

DuneHis ambitious adaptation of the famous science fiction novel by Frank Herbert, will be screened out of competition on Friday at the Venice Film Festival in the presence of many of the film’s stars (Timothée Chalamet, Oscar Isaac, Zendaya…). Quebec director has been waiting for this moment for months, release Dune After being delayed by a year due to the pandemic.

Accompanied by his wife Tania Lapointe, Denis Villeneuve is in Venice to present the dunes.

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Accompanied by his wife Tania Lapointe, Denis Villeneuve is in Venice to present the dunes.

“Over the past few weeks, I’ve often said I’d only believe it when I was in Venice for the premiere. Because with the pandemic, everything changes every three days. But there, it’s true, we’re there. I feel like there,” director Le Mans said yesterday. I am relieved, calm and very happy to finally be able to release the film.” magazine.

Denis Villeneuve finds himself on familiar territory at the Venice Film Festival. It was at this point that the Quebec filmmaker began, in 2010, a fruitful international career for drama. firesA success that opened the doors of Hollywood for him. Quebecer returned to City of the Dogs in 2016 for the sci-fi movie premiere Access.

“It’s a festival that has brought me great luck in the past and has been very good for me,” says the festival director. Blade Runner 2049 And Assassin.

“Venice is one of the biggest festivals in the world. It is an event entirely devoted to cinematic art. There is something so pure and elegant in Venice. It is a huge compliment to me that I have been invited to release my film there.”

Even if it was output Dune Delayed by about a year, Denis Villeneuve hasn’t been fiddling with his thumb for the past year. This unexpected delay allowed him to take his time to finish and improve this fantastic Hollywood production with a budget of about $200 million.

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“Last year was strange but useful for the film,” asserts the screenwriter who hopes to be able to transform the continuation of Dune from next year.

“Sometimes we finish a movie on a Tuesday and it’s shown at a festival the following Saturday. In this kind of situation, you don’t have much perspective on the end result. This time, I really feel like the movie is over, that it’s solid and soulful. There in Dune, balancing the intimacy between the characters and the amazing ones I couldn’t achieve before. It’s a movie that I’ve dreamed of making for a long time, and it sounds a lot like me. Oddly enough, it’s my biggest movie, but it’s also probably my most personal. “

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Dune Premieres Friday at the Venice Film Festival. The film will premiere in Quebec on October 22nd.