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Jacques Godbout

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B: November 27, 1933 in Montréal, Québec

Jacques Godbout is an award-winning writer and filmmaker. He earned a master of arts in 1954 from the Université de Montréal, then taught in Ethiopia for three years. He traveled to Haiti, where he met his wife, and eventually returned to Canada to join the National Film Board in 1956. After 4 decades of award-winning filmmaking and directing he left the NFB in 1996. Since 1956, Godbout has published collections of poetry, novels and essays, which have shaped the literary and political face of Québec and won numerous awards. These are his credits as a director.

Features & TV Movies:
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Les Dieux (1961)
Les Administrateurs (1961)
Pour quelques arpents de neige (1962)
Jacques de Tonnancour, une interview (1962)
L’École des peintres (1962)
Rose et Landry (1962)
Paul-Emile Borduas: 1905-1960 (1962)
Le Monde va nous prendre pour des sauvages (1964)
Huit témoins (1964)
Fabienne sans son Jules (1964)
YUL 871 (1966)
Kid Sentiment (1968)

Les Vrais cousins (1970)
IXE-13 (1971)
La gammick (1974)
Les “Troubbes” de Johnny(1974)
L’invasion 1775-1975 (1976)
Derrière l’image (TV-1978)
Feu l’objectivité (1979)
Deux épisodes dans la vie d’Hubert Aquin (1979)

Distorsions (1981)
Un monologue Nord-Sud (1982)
Comme en Californie (1983)
Québec Soft (La musique adoucit les mœurs) (1985)
En dernier recours (1987)
Alias Will James (1988)

Pour l’amour du stress (1990)
L’affaire Norman William (1991)
Le mouton noir (1992)
Le sort d’Amerique (1997)
L’invention du stress (1998)

Traître ou patriote (2000)
Anne Hébert (2000)