not to be missed
For the next three weeks, London’s BFI will be celebrating the life and work of Canadian director Denis Villeneuve in the run-up to the release of his hotly-anticipated recreation of Dune. The programme of events and screenings will culminate with an in-conversation with the director on 19th October.
Since his emergence into documentary during the early 90s, Villeneuve has honed his craft across multiple mammoth feature projects to become one of the world’s most coveted directors. Denis Villeneuve: The Path to Dune will follow that journey, beginning with the director’s debut, August 32nd on Earth, and including every feature he has made since. From the dark-comedy of Maelstrom, a film about a young woman whose life unravels after a hit-and-run accident, through to his work with Jake Gyllenhaal in both Enemy and Prisoners and concluding with his two most recent sci-fi epics: Arrival and Blade Runner 2049.
The retrospective not only offers an opportunity to re-live Villeneuve’s life-work on the big screen but also presents a more nuanced chance to discover the common threads that link his work. The screenings will be followed by a preview screening of Dune on 5th October before its general release on the 21st October, tickets for which will go on sale tomorrow, and then a chance to hear directly from the man himself on 19th October. This is one you won’t want to miss.
Tickets for the preview screening of Dune will go on sale on 10th September at 11:30 to BFI Champions, at 12:30 to BFI Members and at 16:00 to the general public. Tickets to Denis Villeneuve in Conversation will go on sale soon – further details, including the time of the event on 19th October, will be also be announced soon. All other screenings in Denis Villeneuve: The Path to Dune are on sale now here.