Philippe Falardeau, the contemporary Quebec director and screenwriter has been acclaimed by critics and lauded at international festivals. His impressive successes have made him one of the Belle Province’s most accomplished and recognized filmmakers around the world. During this master class, Philippe Falardeau will share his personal view on his career path and the current film industry.

Master class moderated by Daniel Roby

Presented by the Directors Guild of Canada (DGC/GCR)



Friday October 16, 2020

En ligne / Online

With the presence of

Philippe Falardeau

Philippe Falardeau studied political science and International relations. In 2000, he directed his first theatrical feature film, La Moitié gauche du frigo which screened in numerous festivals around the world. His second feature, Congorama, was the closing film at Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight in 2006. Monsieur Lazhar, his fourth feature film, had its world premiere on the Piazza Grande at the Locarno International Film Festival, where it won the USB Public Award and the Variety Piazza Grande Award. The film was nominated at the 84th Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category. In 2014, he directed The Good Lie starring Reese Witherspoon. Chuck (2016) is inspired by the life of the boxer Chuck Wepner and starred Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts and Elisabeth Moss. My Salinger Year, his most recent film, stars Margaret Qualley and Sigourney Weaver.

Daniel Roby

Daniel Roby produced, co-wrote and directed his first feature film WHITE SKIN in 2004. Daniel received a nomination as screenwriter in the category "Best Adapted Screenplay". In 2011, his second feature film FUNKYTOWN is a critical and commercial success. In 2013, he directs his third feature film LOUIS CYR: The strongest man on earth, which wins 9 Jutra awards including "best film". In 2015, Daniel directs three episodes of the Serie VERSAILLES for Canal + (France). Then comes a 4th feature film as director, DANS LA BRUME, a Canada-France co-production. His 5th feature film TARGET NUMBER ONE is currently released worldwide.

Tristan Dubois

Tristan was born in Switzerland. He moved to Quebec with his family. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies, Tristan decided to study the art of acting to become a better director. In 2000, he graduated from the Montreal Academy of Dramatic Arts, then in 2005, he was accepted as one of twenty-nine directors to attend the American Film Institute Conservatory in Hollywood. Tristan directed many Movies, short films, music videos and commercials ads.

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