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Mini Bio (1)

Louise Archambault holds a Master's Degree in Fine Arts from Concordia University in Montréal. Her first film, Atomic Saké (1999), attracted attention and toured the international festival circuit, earning the 2000 Jutra for Best Short Film as well as Best Film at the Festival delle Donne in Turin, Italy. In 2002, Louise directed her second short, Mensonges.

Her first feature film, Familia, produced by micro_scope, made its international debut in official competition at the 2005 Locarno International Film Festival. Familia was invited to numerous international festivals including, Göteborg, Sao Paulo, Taipei, Hong Kong and Jeonju. The film earned the Citytv Award for Best Canadian First Feature Film at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival, and was nominated in seven categories at the Genie Awards, where it won the Claude Jutra Award for Best First Film. Familia was sold in several countries, including France and the United States.

Following her first feature, Louise Archambault directed Lock, a portrait of the choreographer Édouard Lock produced by the NFB and participated in the collective film National Parks Project, which brought together thirteen Canadian directors. She also created the short Jacques et le haricot magique for the web series Fabrique-moi un conte for Radio-Canada, co-directed the docufiction Dictature Affective with Karina Marceau, and shot some advertising campaigns.

Gabrielle is her second feature film.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: micro_scope

Spouse (1)

André Turpin (? - ?) (2 children)

Personal Quotes (2)

[on her film 'Gabrielle'] I had non-professional actors, and some were mentally challenged. But I brought the script to my production and they were into it. They said yes. They never asked me about audience. I had to let go of perfection and get into the present and just try things. I had to be open and receptive to magical moments and just appreciate what was happening. Sometimes you have flaws. You make mistakes, but you have to embrace them. Gabrielle and all the people in this movie taught me to take life as a gift and be open to difference. More than anything, I just hope it encourages people to go out and sing. And sing loud!
[on Quebecois cinema] Maybe we are stronger because we have nothing to lose. We can't compare, so we don't feel that we have to compete with Hollywood. We do it in French and hope it will find an audience. We just dive in. We don't think.. We are quite individualistic and into performance, rather than authenticity. We do not live in the moment.

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