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Arcand, Denys 1941-

Overview
Works: 213 works in 812 publications in 6 languages and 6,586 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  History  Independent films  Dark comedy films  Religious films  Interviews  Documentary films  Film adaptations  Short films 
Roles: Author, Director, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Restager , Performer, Film editor, Contributor, Composer, wri, Creator, dir
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Denys Arcand
Jésus de Montréal by Denys Arcand( Visual )

102 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 1,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When attendance at a churchś annual Passion Play flags, a troupe of young actors is hired to stage a newer interpretation of the teachings of Jesus. While their newer, more modern version brings the house down, it also brings down the condemnation of church hierarchy, creating a strange parallel between the actors - now persecuted believers - and the authorities. But the actor, who is beginning to feel at peace with the character he plays (Christ), insists that the show will go on... no matter what happens to him in the process
Les invasions barbares by Denys Arcand( Visual )

54 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remy, un viejo maestro universitario, enfrenta una enfermedad terminal y es hospitalizado. Louise, se ex mujer, llama a Sebastián, el hijo de ambos, que vive en Londres y es un exitoso asesor financiero. Hace tiempo que hijo y padre no tienen nada de qué hablar, pero Sebastián decidió volver a Montreal para ayudar a su madre y apoyar moralmente a su padre. La cercanía de la muerte hace que padre e hijo salten la brecha generacional y el desapego reencontrándose
The decline of the American empire by Denys Arcand( Visual )

27 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film whch explores the complex, comic, and sexual relationships among eight Quebec intellectuals who are brought together for a Sunday dinner
Le déclin de l'empire américain The decline of the American empire by Denys Arcand( Visual )

51 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film whch explores the complex, comic, and sexual relationships among eight Quebec intellectuals who are brought together for a Sunday dinner
Jésus de Montréal by Denys Arcand( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sollicité par un religieux pour rénover la présentation d'un chemin de croix dramatique, un jeune acteur met au point une version révisée de la passion du Christ
Les invasions barbares Barbarian invasions( Visual )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in French and English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the varying personal politics - economic and sexual - at play among an aging group of friends, lovers, and ex-spouses. Remy and Louise are divorced. Their son Sebastien lives in capitalist splendor in London. Their estranged daughter sails boats throughout the world. But the slightly estranged family is brought together by Remy's losing battle with terminal cancer, and the hedonistic, ex-radical father and straight-laced son have to overcome their differences
Le déclin de l'empire américain by Denys Arcand( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in French and English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stardom( Visual )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A naive, hockey playing tomboy gets pulled from obscurity to become the super model of the media-mad world. Her rise and fall from stardom is captured by the paparazzi that hound her night and day. Along the way she uses and is used by man after man, until one day fate gives her a reality check and she finds herself asking the question, is it possible to be beautiful, rich, famous and happy too?
Love & human remains by Denis Arcand( Visual )

26 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David is an actor in the longest running role of his career as a waiter. Candy is a book reviewer who hates to read. In their ever-hopeful and often hilarious search for new partners, these lovers-turned-platonic roommates discover that sometimes it's easier to get killed than it is to find romance
Duplessis by Denys Arcand( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in French and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Texte intégral de la fameuse série Duplessis télévisée au réseau français de Radio-Canada. L'illustration est assurée par une soixantaine de photos tirées de la production. Les principaux personnages cités font l'objet d'une notice biographique à la fin du volume
The barbarian invasions by Denys Arcand( Visual )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rémy, divorced and in his early fifties is hospitalised. His ex-wife Louise asks their estranged son Sébastien to come home and see him. After hesitating, Sébastien returns to Montreal and as soon as he arrives, tries in every way possible to ease his father's ordeal. He reunites the merry band that marked Rémy's past: relatives, friends and former mistresses. Is the old irreverence, frienship and truculence still there? Do humour, hedonism and desire still inhabit their dreams? In the age of barbarian invasions, the decline of the American empire continues
L'âge des ténèbres Days of darkness by Denys Arcand( Visual )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in French and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean-Marc Leblanc, a desperate civil servant, escapes reality as we all know it, to imagine himself as the hero in imaginary adventures
Hommage à la ville de Québec [videorecording] : célébrons 400 ans d'histoire = Tribute to Québec city : celebrating 400 years of history( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and French and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A remarkable box set tribute for the 400th anniversary of Québec City : nine historical films on three DVDs as well as user guides for teachers and students embarking on this fascinating journey to the heart of our history" -- Container
Les invasions barbares : scénario by Denys Arcand( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quelque vingt-cinq ans plus tard, le lecteur retrouve les protagonistes du ##Déclin de l'Empire américain## au chevet d'un Rémy qui, dévoré par un cancer, n'a plus que quelques jours à vivre. Mais davantage que ces personnages d'une génération vieillisante et désillusionnée, ce sont leurs enfants qui feront face à cette agonie dans ce qui pourrait être un règlement de comptes entre générations et qui devient une étonnante leçon d'amour. Maniant humour et émotion avec maestria, un regard à la fois critique et tendre sur le début du 21e siècle. [SDM]
Samuel de Champlain (Québec 1603)( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Footage of Québec City locations and the artwork of well-known Quebec animator Frédéric Back are used to tell the tale of Champlain's life in New France - from his first explorations and settlement to his death in 1635
Michel Brault, oeuvres 1958-1974 Michel Brault, works 1958-1974 by Michel Brault( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of films by a pioneer of Quebec cinema, who revolutionized film-making by freeing it from technical constraints to bring it closer to life
Hors champ : écrits divers, 1961-2005 by Denys Arcand( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le volume rassemble des textes de circonstance (discours de remerciement, réponses à des enquêtes, lettres ouvertes) aussi bien que des souvenirs (d'un concert de Glenn Gould ou du festival de Cannes), un essai sur les raports entre le cinéma et l'histoire, des textes sur le cinéma (Bergman, Mankiewicz, être cinéaste au Québec) ou la société québécoise (et tout particulièrement le texte liminaire). Ils ont en commun une écriture incisive, un regard froid et une franchise redoutable. [SDM]
Mis últimos días : invasiones bárbaras( Visual )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rémy se encuentra en el hospital, victima de un cáncer que lo consume inexorablemente. Sabiendo que el fin se encuentra cerca, su ex-esposa le pide a su hijo Sébastien que vuele desde Londres para acompañarle en su lecho de muerte. A pesar de no haberle dirigido la palabra en años, Sébastien accede y, haciendo uso de su dinero y contactos, no sólo se asegura de que Rémy disfrute de sus últimos días, sino que también se encarga de reunir en torno suyo a sus entrañables amigos, otros jóvenes iconoclastas que enfrentan ahora su propia decadencia. Otra obra maestra del director de "La Decadencia del Imperio Americano" y una provocativa reflexión sobre la amistad, el amor y la muerte dentro de las ideologias en esta época de invasiones bárbaras
In the shadow of Hollywood( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the transformation of the world of cinema into huge entertainment complexes that overwhelm and overload our senses. Also addresses the dominance and motivations of the American film industry
Denys Arcand, l'oeuvre documentaire intégrale 1962-1981( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in French and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of documentary films produced by Denys Arcard between 1962 and 1981
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The decline of the American empire
Alternative Names
Denys Arcand Canadees filmregisseur

Denys Arcand Canadian Film director

Denys Arcand kanadischer Filmregisseur, Drehbuchautor und Produzent

Denys Arcand kanadyjski reżyser

Denys Arcand regista e sceneggiatore canadese

Ντενύ Αρκάν

Дени Аркан

Дені Аркан

دنیس آرکند بازیگر، فیلمنامه‌نویس، تهیه‌کننده، و کارگردان کانادایی

ドゥニ・アルカン

丹尼斯阿坎德

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StardomDenys Arcand's Le déclin de l'empire américain, and Les invasions barbaresDenys Arcand : a life in film