Pierre Perrault

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Pierre Perrault
Born (1927-06-29)29 June 1927
Montréal, Canada
Died 24 June 1999(1999-06-24) (aged 71)
L'Isle-aux-Coudres, Canada
Occupation Film director, screenwriter
Years active 1963-1996

Pierre Perrault (29 June 1927 – 24 June 1999) was a Québécois documentary film director.[1] He directed 20 films between 1963 and 1996. He was one of the most important filmmakers in Canada although largely unknown outside of Québec.[2] In 1994 he was awarded the Prix Albert-Tessier.[3]

Pour la suite du monde (1963), Le règne du jour (1967), and Les voitures d'eau (1968) make up his critically acclaimed L'Isle-aux-Coudres Trilogy.

His film La bête lumineuse (1982) screened in the Un Certain Regard section of the 36th Cannes Film Festival.


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