Philippe Falardeau

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Falardeau doing a Q&A at the 41st International Film Festival Rotterdam

Philippe Falardeau (born 1968 in Hull, Quebec) is a Canadian film director and screenwriter.


Falardeau studied political science at the University of Ottawa, before travelling around the world making 20 short films for the Quebec competitive television series Course Destination Monde. He emerged as the Grand Prize winner.

His first feature film, The Left-Hand Side of the Fridge (La Moitié gauche du frigo) (2000) won "Best Canadian First Feature" at the Toronto International Film Festival and a Best Screenplay nomination at the Quebec-based Jutra Awards. Falardeau also received the Claude Jutra Award at the Canadian Genies in 2001 for this film.

Falardeau's Congorama won him a Genie Award in 2007 for Best Original Screenplay.

His 2011 film Monsieur Lazhar was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards.[1]



  1. ^ "Oscars 2012: Nominees in full". BBC News. 2012-01-24. Retrieved 2012-01-24. 

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