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Years active  1970 - Present
Name  Paule Baillargeon
Role  Actress

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Born  July 19, 1945 (age 70) (1945-07-19) Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec
Occupation  Film director Actress Screenwriter
Awards  Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominations  Genie Award for Best Achievement in Direction
Movies  In Pieces, I've Heard the Mermaids, The Sex of the Stars, August 32nd on Earth, A Woman in Transit
Similar People  Patricia Rozema, Claude Jutra, Jacques Leduc, Denys Arcand, Michel Brault

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Paule Baillargeon (born July 19, 1945 in Rouyn-Noranda) 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 film roles have included August 32nd on Earth (Un 32 août sur terre), Jesus of Montreal (Jésus de Montréal), La Femme de l'hôtel, Réjeanne Padovani and L'Âge des ténèbres.


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Baillargeon received a classical education at the Ursuline Convent in Quebec City and at the École Sophie-Barat in Montreal. She left the National Theatre School of Canada in 1969 without graduating and, along with Raymond Cloutier and others, founded the experimental theatre group Le Grand Cirque Ordinaire. For several years she participated in writing and performing in its collective creations, which had a marked effect on the theatre of Quebec during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Le Grand Film ordinaire: ou Jeanne D’Arc n’est pas morte, se porte bien, et vit au Québéc, released in 1971, is a documentary based on its first performance piece. Although the collective disbanded after its second film, Montréal Blues, Baillargeon’s key 1980 film co-directed with Frédérique Collin, La Cuisine rouge, adapted Le Grand Cirque’s Brechtian style to a fractured narrative about sexual stereotyping.

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In 2002, she directed an NFB documentary about her friend, Claude Jutra. In 2009, Baillargeon was appointed as a filmmaker in residence by the National Film Board of Canada (NFB). 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.

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

As director

  • 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)
  • On Paule Baillargeon

  • Dominique Hétu, "Reconnaissance de soi et revendication de l’autre : éthique du care et identité trans dans Laurence Anyways et Le sexe des étoiles", in Sylvano Santini et Pierre-Alexandre Fradet (eds.), issue "Cinéma et philosophie", Nouvelles Vues, issue 17, winter-spring 2016 :
  • References

    Paule Baillargeon Wikipedia