Concordia: An honorary doctorate for Denis Villeneuve

Concordia University in Montreal will award an honorary doctorate to Quebec filmmaker Denis Villeneuve, who is behind the cinematic successes Fires, Prisoners and the franchise Dune.

In a press release, the higher education institution explained that it intends to salute the “great creativity” and the “remarkable achievements in cinema” of the man who has been nominated three times for the Oscars.

Denis Villeneuve, Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin on the set of “Dune: Part Two”.

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His 2021 adaptation of the novel Dune, by Frank Herbert, won six Oscars, five BAFTAs and three Critics’ Choice Awards. As for Dune: Part Tworeleased in theaters last March, it has accumulated revenues of more than $700 million worldwide.

In addition to shining at the Oscars, even without having personally won a statuette, the 56-year-old director and screenwriter, on the other hand, won seven Canadian Screen Awards and received two Golden Globe nominations and five BAFTA nominations.


Timothée Chalamet receives instructions from Quebec director Denis Villeneuve on the set of “Dune: Part Two”.

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The feature films of Villeneuve, who studied cinema at the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM), have been screened at every major film festival, including Cannes, Telluride, Toronto and Venice.

The ceremony will be held on Thursday, June 6, at 8 p.m., at the Faculty of Fine Arts.

Fabienne Colas also honored

Note that among the other recipients of an honorary doctorate awarded by Concordia is Montrealer Fabienne Colas.


Concordia: An honorary doctorate for Denis Villeneuve

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We highlight “her work promoting cultural diversity in the arts”, she who, among other things, founded the Montreal Black Film Festival.

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