Denys Arcand

Denys Arcand

Highest Rated: 90% Léolo (1992)

Lowest Rated: 20% An Eye for Beauty (2014)

Birthday: Jun 25, 1941

Birthplace: Deschambault, Québec, Canada

The most internationally successful filmmaker to emerge from Quebec, Canadian writer-director Denys Arcand transitioned from activist documentarian to insightful observer of the human condition with several acclaimed feature films. Arcand first gained notice while employed at Canada's National Film Board when his politically sensitive textile industry exposé "On est au cotton" ("Cotton Mill") (1970) was deemed by the organization to be too volatile to be released for several years. He ventured into dramatic storytelling with his first feature film, the crime drama "La maudite galette" ("The Damned Cake") (1972) and ultimately found his thematic footing with the lauded societal character study "The Decline of the American Empire" (1986). Although English language efforts like "Love and Human Remains" (1993) and "Stardom" (2000) met with mixed to negative results, respectively, "Les Invasions barbares" ("The Barbarian Invasions") (2003) won Arcand the Best Foreign Language Oscar he had been flirting with since "American Empire." Branded an unrepentant pessimist by some, while heralded as a perceptive social commentator by many others, all agreed that Arcand was a talented filmmaker with something to say, not merely about his native Quebec, but about the world at large.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Old Age and Hope Unknown (Character) - 2019
60% 76% The Fall of the American Empire Director,
Screenwriter
$2.9M 2018
20% 39% An Eye for Beauty Director,
Screenwriter
- 2014
20% 66% Days of Darkness Director,
Writer
- 2007
82% 89% The Barbarian Invasions Director,
Writer
$3.4M 2003
43% 42% Stardom Director,
Writer
$10.6K 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Joyeux calvaire Director - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Poverty and Other Delights Director - 1996
69% 71% Love and Human Remains Director $28.3K 1993
90% 89% Léolo Director (Character) $547.3K 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Montreal Vu Par Self,
Director
- 1991
79% 87% Jesus of Montreal The Judge (uncredited) (Character),
Director
$20.4K 1989
86% 82% The Decline of the American Empire Director,
Writer (Screenplay)
$252.7K 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Head of Normande St. Onge Jean-Paul (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stone Cold Revenge Director - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gina Director - 1975
No Score Yet 100% Réjeanne Padovani Director - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet On n'engraisse pas les cochons à l'eau claire Rocket (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Québec: Duplessis and After Director,
Cinematographer,
Film Editor
- 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mon oeil Unknown (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet On est au coton Unknown (Character),
Director
- 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alone or With Others Director,
Screenwriter
- 1962

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