Denys Arcand Poster

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Brother of Gabriel Arcand and Bernard Arcand.

Wife Denise Robert is a producer.

His documentary On est au coton (1970) was withdrawn from distribution by the National Film Board for its controversial content.

Also stage director and author.

He was awarded the O.C.(Officer of the Order of Canada) in December 29, 1986 from the Canadian Governor General for his services to Canada in Montréal, Quebec, Canada.

He was awarded the C.C. (Companion of the Order of Canada) on: October 29, 2004 and invested on June 10, 2005 from the Canadian Governor General. A leading light in Canadian cinema, he has continued to enthrall audiences around the world. Recognized as a superb director and master of dialogue, he has scripted and directed powerful films. He depicts important facets of our society and his critical examinations, imbued with a marvelous sense of humor, provide much food for thought. His work has been honored in many ways. "Jésus De Montréal" (Jesus of Montreal), for example, garnered 12 Genie awards and the Prix Du Jury at the Cannes Film Festival. However, he is best known for" Les invasions Barbers" (The Barbarian Invasions), which won the most awards in the history of Canadian cinema, including the Best Screenplay award at the Cannes Film Festival, as well as the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. This is a promotion within the Order.

He was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal from the Canadian Governor General for his services to Westmount, Quebec, Canada.

He was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from the Canadian Governor General for his services to Canada in Westmount, Quebec, Canada.