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Philippe Falardeau


B: 1968 in Hull, Québec

Filippe Falardeau is an award-winning screenwriter and director. He studied political science at the University of Ottawa before travelling around the world making twenty short films. He co-wrote and was assistant director with Jacques Godbout`s Le Sort de l’Amérique, after which he directed his own documentary, Pâté chinois. His first feature film, La Moitié gauche du frigo won Best Canadian First Feature at the Toronto International Film Festival and a Best Screenplay nomination at the Quebec-based Jutra Awards. His 2006 film, Congorama just about swept the prestigious Jutra Awards. Monsieur Lazhar, which was nominated for an Academy Award, won six Genie Awards in March of 2012 including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Editing.