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André Forcier

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B: July 19, 1947 in Montréal, Québec

The vitality of the Québec film scene depends on regular booster shots from a certifiable enfant terrible. André Forcier, the eminence grise of iconoclasts, has been making loopy, disrespectful human comedies for nearly forty years. He became interested in film while studying classics at college. A typical Forcier picture is a topsy-turvy mix of harsh realism and goofy fantasy, a poverty-stricken, intoxicating world of bars, rooming houses, and boxing gyms. His unromanticized, even Rabelaisian, portraits of people on the fringes include Bar salon, Au clair de la lune (in which a dreamy albino bum takes a walk in the sky), and Une Histoire inventée (in which a lusty actress is followed through the streets by forty adoring lovers). In Le Vent du Wyoming, Forcier celebrates cabaret acts, somnambulism, and boxing; like all his work, it’s poetic and absurd. – Take One’s Essential Guide to Canadian Film

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

La mort vue par… (1966)
Chroniques labradoriennes (1967)

Le retour de l’immaculée conception (1971)
Night Cap (1974)
Bar Salon (1974)
L’eau chaude, l’eau frette (1976)

Au clair de la lune (1983)
Kalamazoo (1988)

Une histoire inventée (1990)
Le vent du Wyoming (1994)
La comtesse de Bâton Rouge (1998)

Acapulco Gold (2004)
Les États-Unis d’Albert (2005)
Je me souviens (2009)

Coteau Rouge (2011)
Embrasse-moi comme tu m’aimes (2016)
La beauté du monde (2019)

Credits as a Screenwriter:
Le retour de l’immaculée conception (1971)
Night Cap (1974)
Bar Salon (1974)
L’eau chaude, l’eau frette (1976)

Au clair de la lune (1983)

Une histoire inventée (1990)
Le vent du Wyoming (1994)
La comtesse de Bâton Rouge (1998)

Acapulco Gold (2004)
Les États-Unis d’Albert (2005)
Je me souviens (2009)

Coteau Rouge (2011)
Embrasse-moi comme tu m’aimes (2016)
La beauté du monde (co-writer, 2019)

Emrasse-moi comme tu m'aimes