Frédéric Back Poster


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Overview (2)

Born in Saarbrücken, Germany
Died in Montreal, Quebec, Canada  (cancer)

Mini Bio (1)

Frédéric Back was born on April 8, 1924 in Saarbrücken, Germany. He is known for his work on The Man Who Planted Trees (1987), Crac (1980) and Le fleuve aux grandes eaux (1993). He was married to Ghylaine Paquin. He died on December 24, 2013 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Spouse (1)

Ghylaine Paquin (2 July 1949 - 24 December 2013) ( his death) ( 3 children)

Trivia (7)

Worked from 1952 at Radio-Canada in Montréal in the decoration department making models of ships and villages for the 'D'Iberville' and other series. Also worked from 1962 in the animation department of that public TV and made shorts that won Oscars and other prizes.
He was one of the first people in Canada who worked in associations in favor of ecology which is the theme of his most famous film 'L'Homme qui plantait les arbres'.
Father of Francis Back.
He did the Stained glass mural in Montreal's Place des Arts metro station about the history of music in Montréal.
Became a Knight of the National Order of Quebac in 1989.
Made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1990.
Flim director and screenwriter.

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