Léa Pool

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Léa Pool
Born (1950-09-08) 8 September 1950 (age 66)
Soglio, Switzerland
Occupation Film director
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.[1] Her 1999 film Emporte-moi was entered into the 49th Berlin International Film Festival[2] where it won the Special Prize of the Ecumenical Jury.[3]

Life and career[edit]

Pool was born in Soglio,[4] Switzerland,[5] and raised there, in Lausanne. Her father was Jewish, and was a Holocaust survivor from Poland. Her mother's family was Christian and Swiss.[6][7]

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.[8] 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.[9]

Pool is a lesbian.[10]



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