Denis Villeneuve has paid tribute to overdue director Jean-Marc Vallée, describing him as “the one that confirmed us the best way”.
The French-Canadian filmmaker – who has directed films akin to ‘Blade Runner 2049’ and ‘Dune’ – wrote a heartfelt tribute to fellow helmer Vallée following his unexpected dying on Boxing Day (26.12.21) elderly 58 after he suffered a middle assault at his cabin in Quebec Town.
In a column for The Hollywood Reporter about his fellow director, Denis wrote: “Jean-Marc Vallée cherished fact. So I will have to get started via environment the report directly.
“I’m now not Jean-Marc Vallée’s closest pal. We have been aggressive brothers preventing for the eye of our mom of all, the Holy Province of Quebec. Jean-Marc saved announcing that he used to be older than me and that I must recognize him. He used to be healthier than me. Extra attractive than me. He knew the whole lot about tune. He used to be a prince. He used to be a rock famous person. He used to be so Jean-Marc! I deeply cherished him and admired him. I don’t know what he truly considered me. Sincerely, I feel I used to be the irritating little brother who sought after to play along with his toys.”
The Oscar nominee went on to focus on Vallée’s eclectic character, calling him a “guy of prime contrasts”.
He added: “He used to be charismatic, magnetic, of robust management, modest and shy all at a similar time. He used to be flamboyant, mysterious and discreet.
“He used to be on the epicentre of all consideration however extremely protecting of his privateness. He used to be mild, pretty, heat however may well be tempestuous. He used to be passionate and aware. He hated squirrels and dangerous drivers. He used to be fair, unique, fair and extremely beneficiant. He used to be a nostalgic guy and an extremely fashionable artist. He used to be forged like a mountain however hyper delicate. He used to be a fancy determine to mention the least.”
Following Vallée’s dying, his generating spouse, Nathan Ross, paid tribute to pal, hailing him as a “true artist”.
He mentioned in a observation: “Jean-Marc stood for creativity, authenticity and making an attempt issues otherwise. He used to be a real artist and a beneficiant, loving man.
“Everybody who labored with him couldn’t lend a hand however see the ability and imaginative and prescient he possessed. He used to be a pal, ingenious spouse and an older brother to me. The maestro will sorely be overlooked nevertheless it comforts understanding his stunning taste and impactful paintings he shared with the sector will continue to exist.”