Claude Fournier (filmmaker)

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Claude Fournier
Born (1931-07-23) July 23, 1931 (age 83)
Waterloo, Canada
Occupation Film director
Cinematographer
Screenwriter
Years active 1958-2005

Claude Fournier (born July 23, 1931 in Waterloo, Quebec)[1] is a Canadian film director, screenwriter, editor and cinematographer.[2] He is one of the forerunners of the Cinema of Quebec. He is the twin brother of Guy Fournier.[3]

Claude Fournier worked for Radio-Canada and the National Film Board of Canada before he founded his own film producing company, Rose Films.[4] His 1983 film The Tin Flute was entered into the 13th Moscow International Film Festival.[5] His 1988 TV series Les Tisserands du pouvoir (The Mills of Power) won him a Gémeaux Award for best direction of a television drama and a Genie Award for Best Screenplay.[6]

Deux femmes en or (Two Women in Gold)[7] was a quite popular and high grossing sex comedy.[8][9]

Filmography[edit]

Features[edit]

  • Deux femmes en or (1970)
  • Les chats bottés (1971)
  • Alien Thunder (1974)
  • La pomme, la queue...et les pepins (1974)
  • Je suis loin de toi mignonne (1976)
  • Hot Dogs (aka Cops and Other Lovers, 1980)
  • Bonheur d'occasion (aka The Tin Flute, 1983)
  • Page trois: un ordinateur au coeur (1985)
  • J'en suis! (1997)
  • The Book of Eve (2003)
  • Je n'aime que toi (2004)

Documentaries[edit]

  • Télésphore Légaré, garde-pêche (Short film, 1959)
  • Alfred Desrochers, poète (Short film, 1960)
  • La France sur un caillou (Short film Co-Directed with Gilles Groulx, 1961)
  • La lutte (Short film Co-Directed with Michel Brault, Marcel Carrière and Claude Jutra, 1961)
  • Midwestern Floods (Short film, 1962)
  • Nehru (Short film, 1962)
  • Vingt ans express (Series of 7 shorts, 1963–1964)
  • Nomades de l'ouest (Short film, 1963)
  • Calgary Stampede (Short film, 1965)
  • Deux femmes (Short film, 1965)
  • Columbium (Short film, 1966)
  • Londres (Short film, 1966)
  • On sait où entrer Tony, mais c'est les notes (Short film, 1966)
  • Québec an 2000 (Short film Co-Directed with Aimée Danis, 1966)
  • Sebring, La cinquième heure (Short film, 1966)
  • Ti-Jean (Short film, 1966)
  • Tony Roman (Short film, 1966)
  • Du général au particulier (Short film, 1967)
  • Canada Today (Short film of Expo 67, 1967)
  • La greffe cardiaque (Short film, 1969)
  • La greffe cardiaque, symposium de Montréal (Short film, 1969)
  • Coeurs neufs (Short film aka Hearts, 1969)
  • Le dossier Nelligan (1969)
  • ...Et Dieu créa l'été (Short film Co-Directed with Marie-José Raymond, 1974)
  • Aliments, gentils aliments (Short film Co-Directed with Marie-José Raymond, 1975)

Television[edit]

  • The Newcomers (TV miniseries aka Les arrivants, 1977)
  • The New Avengers (TV series, 1977)
  • Tales of the Klondike (TV miniseries aka The Scorn of Women, 1981)
  • Les tisserands du pouvoir (TV miniseries, 1987) (Later released theatrically in 2 parts)
  • Golden Fiddles (TV miniseries, 1990)
  • Juliette Pomerleau (TV miniseries, 1999)
  • Félix Leclerc: Les esprits du fleuve (TV miniseries, 2005)

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