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Links to our threads on Incendies (2010) and Prisoners (2013). We don't seem to have threads on Cosmos (1996), Un 32 août sur terre (1998), Maelstrom (2000), Polytechnique (2009) or Enemy (2013). - - - 'Prisoners' Director Boards Sci-Fi Drama 'Story of Your Life' (Exclusive) Denis Villeneuve, the director of the acclaimed thriller Prisoners, has signed on to direct The Story of Your Life, an adaptation of a short story by Nebula and Hugo Award-winning author Ted Chiang. Eric Heisserer has written the script for the project, which is being financed and produced by FilmNation and David Linde's Lava Bear Films. Also producing are 21 Laps' Shawn Levy and Dan Levine. Chiang's story was published in 1998 and won the Nebula for best novella amid a slew of nominations, garnering praise for tacking the theme of language and free will. . . . Hollywood Reporter, January 16
So, Denis Villeneuve made another movie with Jake Gyllenhaal (in addition to Prisoners). I first heard about it on this week's /Film Cast. Dave Chen said it's really moody and unsettling, with a confounding final shot. Enemy is based on the novel The Double by Jose Saramago.
Prisoners sounded pretty generic the first time I heard about it--daughter goes missing, dad's frustrated with the police investigation, takes matters into his own hands--and a late September release falls in that netherworld between the end of Summer and the start of prestige season, but I really like Denis Villeneuve's last movie, Incendies. Early reviews have been strong, too: currently 88% on Rotten Tomatoes, 81/100 on Metacritic.