gained international recognition in 1997 with the surreal sci-fi thriller Cube
. The film earned Genie Award nominations for art direction, sound and score in Natali's home country, Canada, and went on to become a cult favorite, impressing viewers and critics alike.
His follow-up, Cypher, starred Jeremy Northam, Lucy Liu and David Hewlett in a tale about a man who assumes a new identity in preparation for an espionage career, but instead finds himself engulfed in a shaky, paranoid reality. Natali again received worldwide acclaim for his third feature, the 2003 sci-fi comedy Nothing, which he also co-wrote, and describes as a buddy comedy set in a void. Two years later, he directed Getting Gilliam, a documentary of Terry Gilliam's production of the 2005 feature Tideland, which premiered concurrently with the feature. Natali also contributed a segment to the 2006 film-à-sketch Paris, Je t'aime.
Among the feature projects currently in development for Natali are the fantasy adventure Tunnels and the drama High Rise, which he is set to direct from his own screenplay, based on the J. G. Ballard novel.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2010.
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