SPECIAL PRESENTATION OF DUNE, October 17

As the 50th edition takes off today, the Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC) is very happy to announce a special presentation of DUNE by Denis Villeneuve during its very last screening on Sunday, October 17 at the Imperial Cinema at 8 PM. Based on Frank Herbert’s novel, Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ DUNE is one of the most anticipated films of the year and stars Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Zendaya, with Jason Momoa and Javier Bardem, among others. As a regular of FNC, the Academy Award-nominated French Canadian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve previously opened the festival back in 2017 with a presentation of Blade Runner 2049. Tickets for the screening will go on sale on Wednesday, October 6 at noon on the official FNC website.

A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, DUNE tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence—a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential—only those who can conquer their fear will survive.

DUNE was produced by Mary Parent, Denis Villeneuve, Cale Boyter, and Joe Caracciolo, Jr. The executive producers are Tanya Lapointe, Joshua Grode, Herbert W. Gains, Jon Spaihts, Thomas Tull, Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt, and Kim Herbert. Denis Villeneuve directed the film from a screenplay he co-wrote with Jon Spaihts and Eric Roth, based on the novel of the same name written by Frank Herbert.

DUNE will be released in Quebec on October 22.

For further information: https://nouveaucinema.ca/fr/

To submit your accreditation request: https://tinyurl.com/FNC50PresseFR

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