March 21, 2023

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Denis Villeneuve | “I’m very calm”

Denis Villeneuve |  "I'm very calm"

(Los Angeles) Dunes Nominated 10 times, but, to everyone’s surprise, Denise Villeneuve’s name did not appear in the Best Director category. The main interested party is preparing to spend his fifth Oscar ceremony in complete calm, after a brief twist in the heart.

Posted at 7:00 p.m.

Mark-Andre Lucier

Mark-Andre Lucier

For Denis Villeneuve, the Oscar evening takes the form of the end of an adventure, which is really the way to go to the next level. In addition to the responsibilities related to the promotion of Mound-1D Part, Began pre-production of the second part of his film adaptation of the novel by Quebec filmmaker Frank Herbert. If the last month of the awards season ending with the Oscars was hilarious, it was also very exciting.

“Since its inception Dunes At the Venice Film Festival, I would say that promoting a film is a full-time job, ”the filmmaker explained. Press, During a reception Thursday at the official residence of the Consul General of Canada in Los Angeles. We toured Europe and the United States and did everything I could in terms of panels and Q&A sessions. Now I’m relaxed, because after the Oscar night I’m going to be quiet on the radio for a while. ⁇

Unwise decision …

Denis Villeneuve, along with other filmmakers, especially Jane Campion and Steven Spielberg, vehemently condemned the decision to present 8 of the 23 trophies an hour before the ceremony airing and to show viewers’ montage on TV. You can see some part of the gratitude of these winners. Keep in mind that those who are dedicated to the three categories of short films as well as sound, editing, makeup and hairstyles, musical score and artistic direction (in which Kubaker Patrice Vermet runs) are not entitled to their fame. Live. Dunes Also selected in five of these eight categories

Photo by Warner Bros. Images

Denise Villeneuve and Timothy Chalmet on set DunesNominated in 10 categories at the Oscars

“After this announcement, there were many discussions, calls, letters and petitions underlining Denis Villeneuve. Many private conversations also took place and the management of the academy agreed a lot. Generalist TV is declining and the academy is under tremendous pressure from broadcaster. I doubt big changes will come, but they should not come at the expense of the basic idea of ​​highlighting artists working in the shadows. I think this is a very big mistake, though, now let’s see how the show is going to be. ⁇

And then Dunes ?

The second part is getting ready to shoot Dunes Over the next few months, with no release in North America on October 20, 2023, Denise Villeneuve is hesitant to say whether this second part will end or whether he wants to run others.

Photo by George Pimentel for the Canadian Consulate in Los Angeles

Denise Villeneuve hopes to take advantage of this weekend dedicated to the Oscars.

It is difficult for me to project myself into the future right now. These films require two to three years of work. They are big monsters. The People of Legendary Pictures [la société de production] And Warner Bros. See it all in the long run, but I’m going to every single movie.

Denis Villeneuve

“I could probably think of doing a third part, but I could do a different film in the middle. Maybe it would be better for me to move on to something else. ⁇

In the meantime, Denise Villeneuve wants to take advantage of this moment of “relaxation” dedicated to the Oscars this weekend, especially Dunes There is no doubt that some gold statues will be available in more technical categories, it is rarely mentioned among the favorites to win an Oscar for Best Picture.

“Actually, I’m relaxed and relaxed,” the filmmaker adds. I have no particular fears or anxieties regarding Sunday. I’m very calm because at this stage we can do nothing more than that. Alia is Jakta!

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