Denys Arcand

Denys Arcand

Active - 1962 - Present  |   Birth - Jun 25, 1941  |   Genres - Drama, Comedy, Documentary, Crime, Comedy Drama | Subgenres - Comedy Drama, LGBT-Related Film, Coming-Of-Age Fiction

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Georges-Henri Denys Arcand is a French Canadian film director, screenwriter and producer. His film The Barbarian Invasions won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film in 2004. His films have also been nominated three further times, including two nominations in the same category for The Decline of the American Empire in 1986 and Jesus of Montreal in 1989, becoming the only French-Canadian director in history whose films have received this number of nominations and, subsequently, to have a film win the award. Also for The Barbarian Invasions, he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay, losing to Sofia Coppola for Lost in Translation.

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