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Denys Arcand

Denys Arcand

Canadian film director
June 25, 1941 (82 years old)
Can. 2023. Dramatic comedy by Denys Arcand with Rémy Girard, Sophie Lorain, Alexandra McDonald. An elderly archivist develops a complicity with the director of his retirement home, who is in turmoil because of the presence in her lobby of a fresco deemed offensive.
Runtime: 115 min.
Can. 2020. Music documentary by Guillaume Sylvestre. A portrait of country singer Irvin Blais who, for more than 15 years, has travelled the roads of Quebec to meet his fans.
Runtime: 77 min.

The Fall of the American Empire

V.O.: La Chute de l'empire américain
Can. 2018. Dramatic comedy by Denys Arcand with Alexandre Landry, Maripier Morin, Rémy Girard. A delivery man comes into possession of a fortune with ties to organized crime and sets out to wash the dirty money using a bogus humanitarian foundation as a front.
Runtime: 130 min.
Can. 2016. Drama by Marc Séguin with Fanny Mallette, Joëlle Paré-Beaulieu, Denys Arcand. Thirsty for revenge, a half-Quebec, half-Inuit art dealer turns to stealing paintings and murder.
Runtime: 90 min.

An Eye for Beauty

V.O.: Le Règne de la beauté
Can. 2014. Sentimental drama by Denys Arcand with Éric Bruneau, Mélanie Thierry, Melanie Merkosky. While sitting on a jury in Toronto, a Quebec architect, who lives with a wife suffering from anxiety disorders, spends a night with a married cultural official.
Runtime: 103 min.

Days of Darkness

V.O.: L'Âge des ténèbres
Can. 2007. Dramatic comedy by Denys Arcand with Marc Labrèche, Diane Kruger, Sylvie Léonard. A disillusioned and unmarried civil servant escapes his boring life by taking refuge in fantasies of glory and feminine conquests.
Runtime: 110 min.

The Barbarian Invasions

V.O.: Les Invasions barbares
Can. 2003. Dramatic comedy by Denys Arcand with Rémy Girard, Stéphane Rousseau, Marie-Josée Croze. A wealthy young financier tries to ease the last days of his father, an academic dying with cancer.
Runtime: 98 min.
Can. 2000. Satire by Denys Arcand with Jessica Paré, Dan Aykroyd, Thomas Gibson. A beautiful teenage field hockey player makes a meteoric rise in the world of fashion and the international jet set.
Runtime: 103 min.
Can. 1996. Mores drama by Denys Arcand with Gaston Lepage, Benoît Brière, Chantal Baril.
Runtime: 89 min.
Can. 1993. Mores drama by Denys Arcand with Thomas Gibson, Ruth Marshall, Cameron Bancroft. The love tribulations of a group of young people with different sexual orientations.
Runtime: 100 min.
Can. 1992. Chronicle by Jean-Claude Lauzon with Maxime Collin, Ginette Reno, Julien Guiomar. A young boy living in a working-class neighbourhood of Montreal tries to forget his tough family life by cultivating his taste for dreams.
Runtime: 107 min.

Montreal Sextet

V.O.: Montréal vu par... Six variations sur un thème
Runtime: 127 min.

Jesus of Montreal

V.O.: Jésus de Montréal
Can. 1989. Dramatic comedy by Denys Arcand with Lothaire Bluteau, Catherine Wilkening, Johanne-Marie Tremblay. A young actor, solicited by a religious man to renovate the presentation of a dramatic Stations of the Cross, creates a revised version of the passion of Christ.
Runtime: 120 min.

Night Zoo

V.O.: Un Zoo la nuit
Can. 1987. Mores drama by Jean-Claude Lauzon with Gilles Maheu, Roger Le Bel, Germain Houde. Harassed by a crooked police officer, an ex-convict reconnects with his sick father, whose last hours he tries to make more pleasant.
Runtime: 116 min.

The Decline of the American Empire

V.O.: Le Déclin de l'empire américain
Can. 1986. Mores comedy by Denys Arcand with Dominique Michel, Rémy Girard, Pierre Curzi. Having met for a meal in a villa in the country, four couples find their love lives put into perspective.
Runtime: 101 min.

Murder in the Family

V.O.: Le Crime d'Ovide Plouffe
Can. 1984. Mores drama by Denys Arcand with Gabriel Arcand, Jean Carmet, Anne Létourneau. In 1950, the owner of a jewelry store in Quebec City is wrongly accused of murdering his wife.
Runtime: 107 min.
Can. 1981. Documentary by Denys Arcand. Insights into the Quebec referendum campaign during the spring of 1980, interspersed with commentary from Machiavelli's work.
Runtime: 109 min.
Can. 1975. Social drama by Denys Arcand with Céline Lomez, Claude Blanchard, Gabriel Arcand. The assault of a dancer in a provincial motel leads to a settling of scores and trouble for a group of filmmakers making a documentary about a textile factory.
Runtime: 95 min.
Can. 1973. Social drama by Denys Arcand with Jean Lajeunesse, Luce Guilbeault, Pierre Thériault. A reception hosted by a construction contractor is interrupted by the return of his ex-wife.
Runtime: 94 min.
Can. 1972. Documentary by Denys Arcand. Political study based on documents from the Duplessis regime and scenes from the 1970 provincial election campaign.
Runtime: 120 min.

Dirty Money

V.O.: La Maudite Galette
Can. 1972. Crime drama by Denys Arcand with Marcel Sabourin, Luce Guilbeault, René Caron. A vicious murder puts in motion a series of settling of scores.
Runtime: 100 min.
Can. 1971. Documentary by Denys Arcand. The harsh working conditions in the textile industry.

Alone or with others

V.O.: Seul ou avec d'autres
Can. 1962. Moral study by Denis Héroux, Denys Arcand, Stéphane Venne with Nicole Braun, Pierre Létourneau, Michèle Boulizon. A student experiences the various aspects of university life.
Runtime: 65 min.

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