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Name: Claude Jutra  
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Date of Birth: 11th March 1930
Place of Birth: Montréal, Québec, Canada
Profession: Director
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Claude Jutra (March 11, 1930 - November 5, 1986) was a Canadian actor, film director and writer. The Jutra Awards are named in his honor because of his importance in Canadian and Quebec cinema history.

Claude Jutra was born in Montreal, Quebec and studied to be a doctor before turning to his first love, the cinema. In 1954 he went to work at the National Film Board of Canada where he trained in all facets of filmmaking. In 1958 he went to France to work with François Truffaut and Jean Rouch.

With financing and production provided by the National Film Board of Canada (Office national du film du Canada), Jutra co-wrote and directed the acclaimed 1971 film Mon oncle Antoine.

Selected films

As actor:

  • Bonheur d'occasion (1983)
  • Till Death Do Us Part (1982) (TV)
  • Riel (1979) (TV)
  • Two Solitudes (1978)
  • Arts Cuba (1977) (voice)
  • La Fleur aux dents (1976)
  • Pour le meilleur et pour le pire (1975)
  • Love on the Nose (1974) (TV)
  • On est loin du soleil (1971)
  • Mon oncle Antoine (1971)
  • Act of the Heart (1970)
  • Préambule (1969) (voice)
  • Le Viol d'une jeune fille douce (1968)
  • À tout prendre (1964)
  • A Chairy Tale (1957)

As director:

  • Kamouraska (1973)
  • Mon oncle Antoine (1971)
  • Wow! (1969)
  • À tout prendre (1963)

Awards (Won)

Canadian Film Awards

  • (1950) Canadian Film Award Amateur for Movement Perpétuel
  • (1958) Canadian Film Award Arts and Experimental for A Chairy Tale
  • Shared with Norman McLaren
  • (1964) Canadian Film Award Feature Film for À Tout Prendre
  • Shared with Robert Hershorne
  • (1971) Etrog Direction (Feature) for Mon Oncle Antoine
  • (1977) Etrog Direction (Non - Feature) for Dreamspeaker

Awards (Nominated)

Genie Awards

  • (1986) Genie Award Best Achievement in Direction for La Dame en Couleurs
  • (1986) Genie Award Best Screenplay for La Dame en Couleurs

Film Festival Award Nominations

Moscow International Film Festival

  • (1985) Golden Prize for La Dame en couleurs
  • (1971) Golden Prize for Mon oncle Antoine

Film Festival Wins

Venice Film Festival

  • (1966) Plate 'Lion of San Marco' Cultural and Educational Film for Comment savoir

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