Denis Villeneuve Films: "If You Knew Your Fate, Would You Live It Anyway?"

Denis Villeneuve, one of the most sought after directors working today, will be featured in a new section of this year’s Festival on Wheels. Sicario, Arrival, and Blade Runner 2049 are three of his recent works, and he has plans to direct the remake of David Lynch’s 1984 adaptation of Dune. His ability to make large beautiful films about the mundane, grotesque or ambiguous parts of life have made him part of the legacy of Ridley Scott, Stanley Kubrick and Terrance Malick.

The Festival on Wheels will present two of his most thought-provoking and visually arresting works: Polytechnique (2009) a dramatization of a real-life mass shooting in Canada where several female engineering students were murdered by an unstable misogynist in 1989, and Incendies (2010), a superbly crafted piece in which two privileged but rootless westerners are forced to reconcile themselves to the brutal realities of the Middle East.