Timothee Chalamet, the star of the film adaptation of “Dune” directed by Denis Villeneuve that is hitting theaters worldwide this week, says the movie has both artistic and commercial appeal in equal measure.

“I don’t think this is easily categorizable,” Chalamet told Efe at the Venice Film Festival. “I think it's equally arthouse and has the engagement of a 'bigger film', but it's Denis Villeneuve film, too. And he’s made films like ‘Arrival’ (2016), that were engaging on a mass level, but he’s also made films like ‘Enemy’ (2013) (...) which is weird as hell (...) in a beautiful way.”

The actor, who shot to fame in “Call Me by Your Name” (2017) and has quickly become one of the leading stars of his generation, described how Christopher Nolan’s films such as “The Dark Knight” and “Inception”, “films you’d see in a big theater that was packed full of people but that were artful, still engaging, the pace wasn’t slowed down.”