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Philippe Falardeau is a Director and Scriptwriter Canadien born on 1 february 1968

Philippe Falardeau

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Nationality Canada
Birth 1 february 1968 (51 years)

Philippe Falardeau, né le 1er février 1968 à Hull (aujourd'hui Gatineau), est un réalisateur et scénariste québécois.

Biography

Philippe Falardeau est né à Hull, où il grandit. Il étudie à l'école primaire Mont Bleu. Il fait ensuite ses études de niveau secondaire au Collège Saint-Alexandre.

De 1985 à 1989, il étudie en sciences politiques et en relations internationales à l'Université d'Ottawa et reçoit la Médaille d'argent de l'Université, ainsi qu'une bourse commémorative.

Après l'obtention de ses diplômes, il travaille deux ans en tant qu'analyste politique pour la Fédération des francophones hors Québec, où il écrit Hier, la francophonie, un survol historique de la diaspora francophone canadienne. En 1991, il s'est inscrit à la maîtrise en relations internationales à l'Université Laval, mais il quitte la ville de Québec l'année suivante afin de participer à l'émission La Course destination monde, diffusée sur les ondes de Radio-Canada. Il remporte l'édition 1992-1993 de la Course et rafle également le prix du Centre de recherche pour le développement audiovisuel. Il travaille par la suite à Paris en tant que réalisateur pour l'édition française de l'émission Surprise sur prise, sur France 2.

Il travaille comme cameraman sur Attendre de Marie-Claude Harvey, un documentaire qui se penche sur la situation au Sud-Soudan et qui est produit par l'Office national du film du Canada. Il tourne peu après un moyen-métrage satirique sur l'immigration asiatique au Canada (Pâté chinois). En 2000, il réalise son premier long-métrage, La Moitié gauche du frigo, qui met en vedette Paul Ahmarani et Stéphane Demers. Son deuxième long-métrage, Congorama, est présenté à la Quinzaine des réalisateurs de l'édition du Festival de Cannes 2006, pour ensuite remporter cinq prix Jutra en 2007 : meilleur film, meilleure réalisation, meilleur scénario, meilleur acteur et meilleur acteur de soutien.

En 2008, C'est pas moi, je le jure!, présenté en première mondiale au Festival international du film de Toronto, remporte plusieurs prix, dont le Valois du meilleur film au Festival du film francophone d'Angoulême en 2009.

En août 2011, son film Monsieur Lazhar, une adaptation de la pièce Bachir Lazhar de la dramaturge québécoise Évelyne de la Chenelière, est présentée en avant-première au Festival international du film de Locarno 2011, en Suisse. Le film raconte l'histoire d'un Algérien de 50 ans qui accepte de prendre en charge les élèves d'une classe de 6e année à la suite du suicide de leur institutrice. Bachir tissera des liens forts avec sa classe, mais ce dernier cache un lourd secret. Le 24 janvier 2012, Monsieur Lazhar, est mis en nomination aux Oscars dans la catégorie meilleur film en langue étrangère. Le film remporte en outre sept Jutra : meilleur film, meilleure réalisation, meilleur scénario, meilleure actrice de soutien, meilleur acteur de soutien, meilleur son, meilleure musique originale.

En 2013, il tourne en anglais le film The Good Lie, qui met en vedette l'actrice américaine Reese Witherspoon.

En 2015, il réalise la comédie Guibord s'en va-t-en guerre, où sont en vedette Patrick Huard et Suzanne Clément.

Il met ensuite en scène le biopic Outsider qui sort en 2017. Ce film retrace la vie du boxeur américain Chuck Wepner, qui a inspiré le personnage Rocky Balboa.

Best films

Monsieur Lazhar (2011)
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Filmography of Philippe Falardeau (8 films)

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Chuck
Chuck (2017)
, 1h38
Directed by Philippe Falardeau
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Sports films, Boxing films, Le boxe anglaise
Actors Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts, Elisabeth Moss, Jim Gaffigan, Michael Rapaport, Pooch Hall
Rating64% 3.2483653.2483653.2483653.2483653.248365
En 1975, le boxeur poids lourd Chuck Wepner affronte sur le ring le champion de la même catégorie, Mohamed Ali. Alors que tout le monde pense qu'il va se ridiculiser, Chuck tient quasiment les 15 rounds. Il gagne le respect du public et devient une célébrité. D'autant plus que son histoire a inspiré un jeune acteur alors inconnu, Sylvester Stallone, qui écrit alors le scénario d'un futur film à succès, Rocky. Chuck, le fêtard, va cependant tomber dans une spirale qui l'éloigne de sa femme Phyl et de sa fille Kimberley.
My Internship in Canada
Directed by Philippe Falardeau
Origin Canada
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Politique, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Political films, Road movies
Actors Patrick Huard, Suzanne Clément, Micheline Lanctôt, Sonia Cordeau, Paul Doucet, Ellen David
Rating69% 3.4858853.4858853.4858853.4858853.485885
« Ce film est basé sur des faits véridiques qui ne se sont pas encore passés. »
The Good Lie, 1h52
Directed by Philippe Falardeau
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films set in Africa
Actors Reese Witherspoon, Corey Stoll, Thad Luckinbill, Sarah Baker, Ger Duany, Maria Howell
Rating73% 3.6995453.6995453.6995453.6995453.699545
Four young refugees, the Lost Boys of Sudan are helped by Carrie Davis, a brash American woman, after they win a lottery for relocation to the United States.
Monsieur Lazhar, 1h34
Directed by Philippe Falardeau
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about education, Films about immigration, Films about suicide, Films based on plays
Actors Mohamed Fellag, Sophie Nélisse, Brigitte Poupart, Évelyne de la Chenelière, Stéphane Demers, Francine Ruel
Rating74% 3.7473453.7473453.7473453.7473453.747345
In Montreal, an elementary school teacher hangs herself. Bashir Lazhar, an Algerian immigrant, then offers his services to replace her, claiming to have taught in his home country. Desperate to fill the position, the principal takes him at his word and gives him the job. He gets to know his students despite the cultural gap evident from the very first day of class and despite his difficulty adapting to the school system's constraints. As the children try to move on from their former teacher's suicide, nobody at the school is aware of Bashir's painful past, or his precarious status as a refugee. His wife, who was a teacher and writer, died along with the couple's daughter and son in an arson attack. The murderers were angered by her last book, in which she pointed a finger at those responsible for the country's reconciliation, which had led to the liberation of many perpetrators of huge crimes. The film goes on to explore Bashir's relationships with the students and faculty, and how the students come to grips with their former teacher's suicide. One student, Alice, writes an assignment on the death of their teacher, revealing the deep pain and confusion felt by each of the students.
C'est pas moi, je le jure!, 1h45
Directed by Philippe Falardeau
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Daniel Brière, Suzanne Clément, Antoine L'Écuyer, Micheline Bernard (actrice canadienne), Denis Gravereaux, Jean Maheux
Rating74% 3.743073.743073.743073.743073.74307
The story begins with a boy hanging himself in a tree, for fun. Léon is a 10-year-old kid, with a tendency to vandalize, lie, prank, steal or even attempt suicide. He is not necessarily suicidal, but to escape punishments for his other deeds, he uses the suicide trick to get out of blame. When his parents were making fighting, he sets fire to the bed, simply to make them stop. The story circulates around the evolving love of Léon, and another girl that lives next door, whose name is Lea. She is regularly beaten by her uncle, and dreams of a normal childhood, specifically showing a desire for Barbie dolls. Their love proves to be difficult however, as at first Leon cannot admit that he likes her, but when he confesses his love, Lea throws him off by replying that she too loves herself. Léon's mother moves away when she and her husband have had a big argument, and leaves the next day for Greece. Léon and his brother struggle to accept this, and try several different ways to get in touch with her, such as running away to Greece, ringing her, or trying to find her home address. Leon follows Lea's plan to go to Greece but really Lea wants to look for her father. Lea runs off to look for her father but her father moved over a year ago, according to the woman living in the house where he once lived. Leon and Lea return but Leon's father is furious and Leon jumps off a high ledge to attempt suicide but fails. One day, a woman that resembles Léons mother arrives from Greece, and delivers both messages and gifts from her. She is most probably a daughter. She also secretly gives Léon's brother the telephone number for her mother, and he telephones her many times in the dead of night; leaving expensive bills for Léon (the chronic liar) to take blame for. The story ends with Léon going to a local bowling alley where he often goes to spend time, but this time he places his head where the bowling ball hits the pins, and awaits the impact of the ball. Though he wakes up, and realizes that life may not be for him, but he is made for life.
Congorama
Congorama (2006)
, 1h45
Directed by Philippe Falardeau
Origin Canada
Genres Drama
Actors Olivier Gourmet, Paul Ahmarani, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Gabriel Arcand, Claudia Tagbo, Claudia Tagbo
Rating70% 3.542753.542753.542753.542753.54275
Michel is a Belgian inventor. He cares for his father, a paralysed writer, is married to a Congolese woman and is the father of an interracial child whom he reassures as to his parentage. He discovers at the age of 41 that he was adopted, actually having been born in Sainte-Cécile, Quebec. In the summer of 2000, he travels to Quebec, supposedly to sell some of his inventions. While on a near-impossible quest to find his birth family in the town where he was born, he crosses paths with Louis Legros, son of another inventor, in a meeting which will change their lives.
The Left-Hand Side of the Fridge, 1h30
Directed by Philippe Falardeau
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about the labor movement, La précarité
Actors Paul Ahmarani, Stéphane Demers, Geneviève Néron, Michel Laperrière, Marie-Andrée Corneille, Stéphane Crête
Rating71% 3.5866253.5866253.5866253.5866253.586625
Stéphane est un militant social, formé dans le domaine du théâtre. Christophe est un ingénieur au chômage. Les deux amis sont colocataires. Ils s’engagent tous deux dans la création d’un documentaire sur l’emploi. Christophe accepte que son ami filme ses démarches jusqu’à ce qu’il trouve du travail. L’entreprise éprouvera sérieusement leur amitié. La caméra vidéo de Stéphane suit Christophe à chaque entrevue d’embauche, dans les séminaires de formation à la recherche d’emploi et dans les rencontres avec les conseillers en placement. Stéphane obtient les moyens financiers de s’adjoindre une équipe technique. Plus l’espoir de Christophe diminue, plus le tournage s’étire en longueur en n’épargnant aucune sphère de sa vie de chômeur. Son flirt avec une caissière, ses loisirs et même son sommeil, tout est filmé. Pour Stéphane, dorénavant intéressé par les congédiements massifs, la sous-traitance et les intérêts égoïstes des compagnies, le projet limité au début devient un tremplin politique qui finit par nuire à la recherche d’emploi de son ami.

Scriptwriter

My Internship in Canada
Directed by Philippe Falardeau
Origin Canada
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Politique, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Political films, Road movies
Actors Patrick Huard, Suzanne Clément, Micheline Lanctôt, Sonia Cordeau, Paul Doucet, Ellen David
Roles Writer
Rating69% 3.4858853.4858853.4858853.4858853.485885
« Ce film est basé sur des faits véridiques qui ne se sont pas encore passés. »
In the Name of the Son, 1h20
Directed by Vincent Lannoo
Origin Belgique
Genres Drama
Themes Films about children, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Films about suicide, Films about pedophilia
Actors Astrid Whettnall, Philippe Nahon, Zacharie Chasseriaud, Lionel Bourguet, Jacky Nercessian
Rating63% 3.150863.150863.150863.150863.15086
Lorsque son fils se suicide après avoir avoué son amour pour un prêtre, sa mère décide de le venger en s'en prenant aux membres du clergé impliqués dans la pédophilie.
Monsieur Lazhar, 1h34
Directed by Philippe Falardeau
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about education, Films about immigration, Films about suicide, Films based on plays
Actors Mohamed Fellag, Sophie Nélisse, Brigitte Poupart, Évelyne de la Chenelière, Stéphane Demers, Francine Ruel
Rating74% 3.7473453.7473453.7473453.7473453.747345
In Montreal, an elementary school teacher hangs herself. Bashir Lazhar, an Algerian immigrant, then offers his services to replace her, claiming to have taught in his home country. Desperate to fill the position, the principal takes him at his word and gives him the job. He gets to know his students despite the cultural gap evident from the very first day of class and despite his difficulty adapting to the school system's constraints. As the children try to move on from their former teacher's suicide, nobody at the school is aware of Bashir's painful past, or his precarious status as a refugee. His wife, who was a teacher and writer, died along with the couple's daughter and son in an arson attack. The murderers were angered by her last book, in which she pointed a finger at those responsible for the country's reconciliation, which had led to the liberation of many perpetrators of huge crimes. The film goes on to explore Bashir's relationships with the students and faculty, and how the students come to grips with their former teacher's suicide. One student, Alice, writes an assignment on the death of their teacher, revealing the deep pain and confusion felt by each of the students.
C'est pas moi, je le jure!, 1h45
Directed by Philippe Falardeau
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Daniel Brière, Suzanne Clément, Antoine L'Écuyer, Micheline Bernard (actrice canadienne), Denis Gravereaux, Jean Maheux
Roles Writer
Rating74% 3.743073.743073.743073.743073.74307
The story begins with a boy hanging himself in a tree, for fun. Léon is a 10-year-old kid, with a tendency to vandalize, lie, prank, steal or even attempt suicide. He is not necessarily suicidal, but to escape punishments for his other deeds, he uses the suicide trick to get out of blame. When his parents were making fighting, he sets fire to the bed, simply to make them stop. The story circulates around the evolving love of Léon, and another girl that lives next door, whose name is Lea. She is regularly beaten by her uncle, and dreams of a normal childhood, specifically showing a desire for Barbie dolls. Their love proves to be difficult however, as at first Leon cannot admit that he likes her, but when he confesses his love, Lea throws him off by replying that she too loves herself. Léon's mother moves away when she and her husband have had a big argument, and leaves the next day for Greece. Léon and his brother struggle to accept this, and try several different ways to get in touch with her, such as running away to Greece, ringing her, or trying to find her home address. Leon follows Lea's plan to go to Greece but really Lea wants to look for her father. Lea runs off to look for her father but her father moved over a year ago, according to the woman living in the house where he once lived. Leon and Lea return but Leon's father is furious and Leon jumps off a high ledge to attempt suicide but fails. One day, a woman that resembles Léons mother arrives from Greece, and delivers both messages and gifts from her. She is most probably a daughter. She also secretly gives Léon's brother the telephone number for her mother, and he telephones her many times in the dead of night; leaving expensive bills for Léon (the chronic liar) to take blame for. The story ends with Léon going to a local bowling alley where he often goes to spend time, but this time he places his head where the bowling ball hits the pins, and awaits the impact of the ball. Though he wakes up, and realizes that life may not be for him, but he is made for life.
Congorama
Congorama (2006)
, 1h45
Directed by Philippe Falardeau
Origin Canada
Genres Drama
Actors Olivier Gourmet, Paul Ahmarani, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Gabriel Arcand, Claudia Tagbo, Claudia Tagbo
Roles Writer
Rating70% 3.542753.542753.542753.542753.54275
Michel is a Belgian inventor. He cares for his father, a paralysed writer, is married to a Congolese woman and is the father of an interracial child whom he reassures as to his parentage. He discovers at the age of 41 that he was adopted, actually having been born in Sainte-Cécile, Quebec. In the summer of 2000, he travels to Quebec, supposedly to sell some of his inventions. While on a near-impossible quest to find his birth family in the town where he was born, he crosses paths with Louis Legros, son of another inventor, in a meeting which will change their lives.
The Left-Hand Side of the Fridge, 1h30
Directed by Philippe Falardeau
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about the labor movement, La précarité
Actors Paul Ahmarani, Stéphane Demers, Geneviève Néron, Michel Laperrière, Marie-Andrée Corneille, Stéphane Crête
Roles Scenario Writer
Rating71% 3.5866253.5866253.5866253.5866253.586625
Stéphane est un militant social, formé dans le domaine du théâtre. Christophe est un ingénieur au chômage. Les deux amis sont colocataires. Ils s’engagent tous deux dans la création d’un documentaire sur l’emploi. Christophe accepte que son ami filme ses démarches jusqu’à ce qu’il trouve du travail. L’entreprise éprouvera sérieusement leur amitié. La caméra vidéo de Stéphane suit Christophe à chaque entrevue d’embauche, dans les séminaires de formation à la recherche d’emploi et dans les rencontres avec les conseillers en placement. Stéphane obtient les moyens financiers de s’adjoindre une équipe technique. Plus l’espoir de Christophe diminue, plus le tournage s’étire en longueur en n’épargnant aucune sphère de sa vie de chômeur. Son flirt avec une caissière, ses loisirs et même son sommeil, tout est filmé. Pour Stéphane, dorénavant intéressé par les congédiements massifs, la sous-traitance et les intérêts égoïstes des compagnies, le projet limité au début devient un tremplin politique qui finit par nuire à la recherche d’emploi de son ami.