Gilles Carle

Gilles Carle

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Photo of Gilles Carle © Lois Siegel. Used with permission.
B: July 31, 1929 in Maniwaki Quebec
D: November 28, 2009 in Granby, Québec
Gilles Carle was born in Maniwaki, Québec and grew up in Abitibi. In 1940 he moved to Montreal to study drawing at the École des Beaux-Arts, McGill University and the Université de Montréal and worked as a graphic artist from 1955 to 1960 at Radio-Canada before joining the National Film Board as a researcher in 1960. He quickly became interested in directing and worked on a number of shorts. His first feature, La vie heureuse de Leopold Z reached a wide audience in Quebec. His passion for cinema spawned a decades-long career that produced 30 works, running the gamut from fiction to documentary and television specials. The themes of his films oftcn touched on sexuality and the trials of everyday people.

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Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Manger (1961)
Dimanche d’Amérique (1961)
Patinoire (1962)
Natation (1963)
Patte mouillée (1963)
Un air de famille (1964)
Solange dans nos campagnes (1964)
Percé on the Rocks (1964)
La vie heureuse de Leopold Z. (1965)
Le viol d’une jeune fille douce (1968)
Red (1969)

Stéréo (1970)
Les mâles (1970)
Un hiver brulant (1971)
La vraie nature de Bernadette (1972)
La mort d’un bucheron (1973)
Les corps céleste (1973)
La tete de Normande St-Onge (1975)
Les chevaux ont-ils des ailes (1975)
A Thousand Moons (1976)
L’ âge de la machine (1977)
L’ange et la femme (1977)

Fantastica (1980)
Les Plouffe (aka The Plouffe Family, 1981)
Jouer sa vie (aka The Great Chess Movie, 1982)
Maria Chapdelaine (1983)
O Picasso (1985)

Le Diable d’Amérique (1990)
La Postière (aka, The Postmistress, 1993)
The Other Side of the Law (1994)
Blood of the Hunter (1995)
Pudding chomeur (1996)
Moi, j’me fais mon cinéma (1999)


TV Series – at least 1 episode of:
La crime de d’Ovide Plouffe (1984)




Poster for the movie Maria Chapdelaine
Poster for the movie Maria Chapdelaine