|Years active 1970 - Present|
Name Paule Baillargeon
|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.
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.
She has received Quebec's two highest film honours: the Prix Albert-Tessier in 2009 and the 2012 Jutra Award for lifetime achievement.