Jean Beaudin

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Jean Beaudin
Born (1939-02-06) 6 February 1939 (age 75)
Montreal, Canada
Occupation Film director, screenwriter
Years active 1966–present

Jean Beaudin (born 6 February 1939) is a Canadian film director and screenwriter. He has directed 20 films since 1969. His film J.A. Martin Photographer, was entered into the 1977 Cannes Film Festival, where Monique Mercure won the award for Best Actress.[1] The film also won best Film, he won best Director, and Mercure won best Actress awards at the 1977 Canadian Film Awards. He was nominated (but did not win) for the Genie Award for Best Achievement in Direction in 1986, 1992 and 2003 for his films Le Matou, Being at Home with Claude and Le collectionneur, respectively.

Actress Domini Blythe (1947–2010) was his partner of more than 20 years.[2]

Early career[edit]

Beaudin first joined the National Film Board in 1964, after studying fine art in Montreal and Zurich, working initially in the NFB's animation studio, then subsequently directing educational films before moving into fiction filmmaking.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Features and Shorts[edit]

  • Stop (1971)
  • Le diable est parmi nous (1972)
  • Les indrogables (Short film, 1972)
  • Trois fois passera (Short film, 1973)
  • Par une belle nuit d'hiver (Short film, 1974)
  • Cher Théo (Short film, 1975)
  • J.A. Martin, photographe (1977)
  • Cordélia (1979)
  • Mario (1984)
  • Le matou (1985)
  • La bioéthique: une question de choix - L'homme à la traîne (Short film, 1986)
  • Being at Home with Claude (1992)
  • Souvenirs intimes (1998)
  • Le collectionneur (2002)
  • Nouvelle-France (2004)
  • Sans elle (2006)

Other Work[edit]

  • Géométrie (Documentary series, 1966)
  • Mathématiques (Documentary series, 1967)
  • Vertige (Documentary short, 1969)
  • Et pourquoi pas? (Documentary short, 1969)
  • Jeux de la XXIe olympiade (Documentary Co-Directed with Marcel Carrière, Georges Dufaux, and Jean-Claude Labrecque, 1977)
  • Une journée dans les parcs nationaux (Documentary short, 1979)
  • Mount-Royal (TV series, 1987)
  • L'or et le papier (TV series, 1989)
  • Les filles de Caleb (TV series, 1990–1991)
  • Shehaweh (TV mini-series, 1992)
  • Les minutes du patrimoine (TV series, 1993)
  • Craque la vie! (TV movie, 1994)
  • Miséricorde (TV mini-series, 1994)
  • Ces enfants d'ailleurs (TV mini-series, 1997)
  • The Hunger (TV series, 1998)
  • Big Wolf on Campus (TV series, 2000)
  • Willie (TV mini-series, 2000)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: J.A. Martin Photographer". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-05-10. 
  2. ^ Domini Blythe obituary London Independent, 23 February 2011.[1]
  3. ^ "Jean Beaudin". NFB Profiles. National Film Board of Canada. Retrieved 15 June 2012. 

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