Benoît Pilon

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Benoît Pilon (born July 27, 1962) is a francophone Canadian director and screenwriter particularly noted for his innovative films and documentaries on the human condition. He is also the co-founder of "Les Films de l’autre" productions, which produces, promotes and helps the development of independent films throughout North America.

Career[edit]

Benoît Pilon earned a B.A. in film studies at Concordia University. He went on to form Les Films de l’Autre in 1988 with Manon Briand and others, an independent production co-op dedicated to auteur-driven films. His short 2003 short, Roger Toupin, épicier variété, won a Prix Jutra for best documentary, His debut feature, The Necessities of Life, which was written in collaboration with Bernard Émond, was a multi-award winner – four Genies, including best director for Pilon, and three Prix Jutras, including best picture and screenplay.

Filmography[edit]

Director[edit]

  • Iqaluit (2016)
  • Décharge (2011)
  • The Necessities of Life (Ce qu'il faut pour vivre) ; aka The Necessities of Life (International: English title) (2008)
  • Des nouvelles du Nord (2007)
  • Hôtel de la grève (2007)
  • Nestor et les oubliés (2006)
  • Le temps des Québécois (2004)
  • Roger Toupin, épicier variété (2003)
  • 3 soeurs en 2 temps (2003)
  • Réseaux (1998) TV series
  • Rosaire et la Petite-Nation (1997)
  • Regards volés (1994)
  • Rap sur la « Main » (1994)
  • La Rivière rit (1987)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director[edit]

  • Marguerite Volant (1996) TV mini-series
  • Picoti Picota (1995)
  • Jalna (1994) TV mini-series
  • Le Sexe des étoiles, aka The Sex of the Stars (1993)
  • La Fourmi et le volcan, aka The Ant and the Volcano (Canada: English title) (1992)
  • The Pianist (1991)
  • Au chic resto pop (1990)

Awards and recognition[edit]

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