Denis Villeneuve Retrospective

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We are proud to present a retrospective program of Denis Villeneuve’s thrilling filmography on the big screen, all together for the very first time ever in Australia.

A decade ago, French-Canadian writer director Denis Villeneuve was a relative unknown on the international stage. His early films, AUGUST 32ND ON EARTH, MAELSTRÖM, and POLYTECHNIQUE, each one a superb, fascinating, idiosyncratic, and powerful drama in their own right, had garnered multiple awards and critical acclaim on the festival circuit and in his native Canada, but it wasn’t until 2010’s compelling and devastating adaptation INCENDIES made a splash at Venice and Cannes and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film that Monsieur Villeneuve’s truly meteoric rise began to draw the attention it deserved. Since then, in the space of ten years Villeneuve has grown to become one of cinema’s most important and influential icons. Going from strength to strength, from his intelligent, complex but punchy thrillers PRISONERS, ENEMY, and SICARIO, to his more recent sweeping, spell-binding, but no-less smart, science fiction spectacles ARRIVAL and BLADE RUNNER 2049, every entry in his filmography has been rightfully lauded, consolidating his place at the height of mainstream cinema.

He now sits among the pantheon of great modern filmmakers and his phenomenal, thoughtful plot-twist filled films and meticulous, character-driven style are essential viewing for all film fans. Please join us in a celebration of this modern genius of cinema.

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Arrival

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Drama

A linguist works with the military to communicate with alien lifeforms after twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world.

August 32nd on Earth

E18+

Though he has a girlfriend, a man (Alexis Martin) agrees to father his best friend's (Pascale Bussières) child.

Blade Runner 2049

MA15+

Science Fiction

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard, a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

Enemy

MA15+

One night, while watching a film, Adam spots a minor actor who looks just like him. Consumed by the desire to meet his double, Adam tracks down the actor.

Incendies

MA15+

Drama

Twins journey to the Middle East to discover their family history, and fulfill their mother's last wishes.

Prisoners

MA15+

How far would you go to protect your family? Keller Dover is facing every parent's worst nightmare. His six-year-old daughter, Anna, is missing.

Sicario

MA15+

Action

A young female FBI agent joins a secret CIA operation to take down a Mexican cartel boss, a job that ends up pushing her ethical and moral values to the limit.