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Denis Villeneuve Creates a Poetic Sci-Fi Film with 'Arrival'

"It's a very delicate movie — you have to make sure the intellectual aspects do not block the emotional ones.”11/16/2016 11:45 AM Eastern
Amy Adams and director, Denis Villeneuve on the set of Arrival. Photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures.

Celebrated auteur Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Sicario) provides his own fresh take on the alien invasion tale with the intellectual, emotional Arrival, about a linguist (Amy Adams) assigned to help establish communication with an arriving alien species.

"When we started we knew it was a profound, poetic story," Villeneuve tells Los Angeles Times. "It was a challenge to bring that to the screen because it was a science fiction movie we're not so used to seeing — the science fiction film that says something about reality...It's a very delicate movie — you have to make sure the intellectual aspects do not block the emotional ones.”

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