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Rated R for Nudity

Rated R for Nudity

| 3 min

In this short film, filmmaker Denis Villeneuve takes a playful stab at mass hypnosis. Celebrating the mesmerizing power of movies, he offers mischievous glimpses into a subconscious world inhabited by Bergman, Spielberg... and Bo Derek.

The audacious creative force behind Polytechnique and the Oscar®-nominated Incendies, Villeneuve has earned a place among the world's most influential young directors.

Produced by the National Film Board of Canada in co-operation with the National Arts Centre and the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards Foundation on the occasion of the 2011 Governor General's Performing Arts Awards.

  • recipient
    Denis Villeneuve
  • director
    Denis Villeneuve
  • voice
    Macha Grenon
  • editing
    Sophie Leblond
  • online editor
    Yannick Carrier
  • sound editor
    Daniel Toussaint
  • re-recording mixer
    Serge Boivin
  • titles
    Gaspard Gaudreau
  • marketing officer
    Kelly Fox
  • administrator
    Diane Régimbald
  • administrative team
    Diane Ayotte
    Karine Desmeules
    Michèle Labelle
  • technical coordinator
    France Couture
  • associate producer
    Francine Langdeau
  • executive producer
    René Chénier


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Ages 14 to 15

Arts Education - Visual Arts
Media Education - Film and Video Production

You can use this film to explore some aspects of filmmaking in a film or history class. Watching other experimental films such as CMYK by Marv Newland will inspire students to discuss how the public reacts to words, shapes, colours and sounds. What do we feel? Do we remain open to creativity or do we close ourselves off if we can’t make sense of a work? Do we need a message or a helpful hint? Why does Denis Villeneuve call his film Rated R for Nudity when his intention is to hypnotize people?

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