Paule Baillargeon

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Paule Baillargeon
Born (1945-07-19) July 19, 1945 (age 68)
Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec
Occupation Film director
Years active 1970 - Present

Paule Baillargeon (born July 19, 1945 in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec) is a Quebec actress and film director. She won the Genie Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film I've Heard the Mermaids Singing, and was a nominee for Best Director for Le Sexe des étoiles.

Her other film roles have included Un 32 août sur terre, Jésus de Montréal, La Femme de l'hôtel, Réjeanne Padovani and L'Âge des ténèbres.

In 2002, she directed an NFB documentary about her friend, Claude Jutra.[1] In 2009, Baillargeon was appointed as a filmmaker in residence by the National Film Board of Canada (NFB).[2] In 2011, the NFB released her autobiographical work Trente tableaux, an anthology film composed of 30 filmic portraits of her 66 years of life to date, including her experiences as a woman in Quebec's changing society.[3]

She has received Quebec's two highest film honours: the Prix Albert-Tessier in 2009 and the 2012 Jutra Award for lifetime achievement.[3]


As Director[edit]

  • Anastasie, oh! ma chérie (Short film, 1977)
  • La cuisine rouge (Co-Directed with Frédérique Collin, 1980)
  • Sonia (Short film, 1986)
  • Solo (TV movie, 1991)
  • Le complexe d'Édith (Short film, 1991)
  • Le sexe des étoiles (1993)
  • Une famille comme les autres (TV documentary series, 1999-2000)
  • Claude Jutra, portrait sur film (Documentary, 2002)
  • Le petit Jean-Pierre, le grand Perreault (Documentary short, 2004)
  • Un cri au bonheur (Anthology film Co-Directed with various, 2007) (aka Et il y avait la poésie)
  • Trente tableaux (feature documentary, 2011)


  1. ^ Baillargeon, Paule (2002). "Claude Jutra: An Unfinished Story". NFB Collections page. Retrieved 2009-04-14. 
  2. ^ Cauchon, Paul (2009-04-09). "Les cinéastes Paule Baillargeon et Philippe Baylaucq en résidence à l'ONF". Le Devoir (in French). Retrieved 2009-04-14. 
  3. ^ a b Kelly, Brendan (23 March 2012). "Review: Trente tableaux". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 

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