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Charles Binamé


B: May 25, 1949 in Herve, Belgium

Charles Binamé began his film career as an assistant director at the National Film Board in 1971, and later moved on to direct documentaries for television. He also worked as a commercial director in Québec. He spent two years in the mid-80s directing commercials in England. He returned to Canada, and began to look for dramatic projects, including TV movies and mini-series. Binamé`s series Blanche won a gold award at the International Audiovisual Program Festival (FIPA) in Cannes and seven Prix Gémeaux from the Academy of Canadian Film and Television in Montréal. Marguerite Volant (1996) won a silver FIPA at Biarritz and four Prix Gémeaux in Montréal. C’était le 12 du 12 et Chili avait les blues, was selected by the Sundance Film Festival, and Eldorado was selected for the Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes film festival, in addition to receiving an honourable mention from the Confédération internationale des cinémas d’art et d’essai européens. Maurice Richard swept the 2006 Genies earning 9 of the coveted awards including one for Best Director.

Read about the making of Séraphin: un homme et son péché.

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

Juste pour partir le monde (TV-1974)

Un autre homme (1990)
C’était le 12 du 12 et Chili avait les blues (aka Chili`s Blues, 1994)
Eldorado (1995)
Le coeur au poing (1998)
La beauté de Pandora (1999)

La beauté de Pandore (2000)
Gauvreau ou l’obligation de la liberté (2002)
Séraphin: un homme et son péché (2002)
Hunt for Justice (2005)
Maurice Richard (2005)
Le piège américain (2008)

Cyberbully (TV-2011)
Elephant Song (2014)

TV Series – at least 1 episode of:
Blanche (1993)
Marguerite Volant (mini-series, 1996)

H2O (mini-series, 2004)
Trojan Horse (mini-series, 2007)
Flashpoint (2008, 2009, 2011)

Rookie Blue (2010)
Durham County (2010)
Endgame (2011)
Being Human (2011, 2012)
The Listener (2011, 2012)
Played (2013)
Republic of Doyle (2013)

Maurice Richard, movie poster