September 8, 1950 |
|Years active||1978 - present|
Léa Pool (born 8 September 1950) is a Swiss-Canadian filmmaker who has also taught film at UQAM. Her 1986 film Anne Trister was entered into the 36th Berlin International Film Festival. Her 1999 film Emporte-moi was entered into the 49th Berlin International Film Festival where it won the Special Prize of the Ecumenical Jury.
Life and career
Her film À corps perdu (1988) was selected for official competition in the Venice Film Festival and her film Mouvements du désir (1994) was screened at the Sundance Film Festival. She has been nominated 3 times for the Genie Award for Best Achievement in Direction for her films La Femme de l'hôtel (1984), Mouvements du désir (1994), and Emporte-moi (1999).
In 2006 she was awarded the Prix Albert-Tessier. In 2011, Pool completed the National Film Board of Canada documentary film Pink Ribbons, Inc., partly based on the 2006 book Pink Ribbons, Inc: Breast Cancer and the Politics of Philanthropy, which is premiering at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.
- Strass Cafè (1980)
- La Femme de l'hôtel (1984)
- Anne Trister (1986)
- À corps perdu (1988)
- Montréal vu par... (1991, segment "Rispondetemi")
- La demoiselle sauvage (1991)
- Mouvements du désir (1994)
- Emporte-moi (1999)
- Lost and Delirious (2001)
- The Blue Butterfly (2004)
- Maman est chez le coiffeur (TV movie, 2008)
- La dernière fugue (2010)
- Pink Ribbons, Inc. (2011)
- "Berlinale: 1986 Programme".
- "Berlinale: 1999 Programme". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2012-01-29.
- "IMDb - Berlin International Film Festival (1999)".
- "Canadian Film Encyclopedia - Léa Pool".
- "Léa Pool - Northern Stars".
- Barnard, Linda (30 August 2011). "TIFF reviews: 34 films and counting". Toronto Star. Retrieved 30 August 2011.
- Matthew Hays, The View from Here: Conversations with Gay and Lesbian Filmmakers
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