Michel Brault (Canada)

Michel Brault (born in 1928 in Montreal) was a Quebec cinematographer, cameraman, film director, screenwriter and film producer. His name appears in the credits of more than two hundred productions. Brault was a leading figure of Direct Cinema, characteristic of the French branch of the National Film Board of Canada in the 1960s. In 1956, Michel Brault joined the National Film Board (NFB) of Canada and two years later he made together with Gilles Groulx Les Raquetteurs, a film that had a decisive influence on NFB's french section in question of engaging in Direct Cinema movement.
As a cinematographer Brault was a pioneer of the hand-held camera aesthetic and collaborated with number of film directors from both North America and Europe, for example: Jean Rouch, Mario Ruspoli, Claude Jutra, Philippe de Broca, Dick Pearce or Czech director Vojtěch Jasný, with whom he worked on children's fantasy The Great Land of Small (1986).
For the whole of his works, Michel Brault received the Victor-Morin Award (Société Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Montréal) in 1975, the Molson Award ( Canada Arts Council) in 1980, and the Governor-general's Award in 1996.

Filmography

  • Les Raquetteurs / The Snowshoers
    1958
  • La lutte
    1961
  • Québec-U.S.A. ou L'invasion pacifique
    1962
  • Les enfants du silence
    1962
  • Pour la suite du monde
    1963
  • Le temps perdu
    1964
  • Geneviève
    1964
  • La fleur de l'âge, ou Les adolescentes
    1964
  • Entre la mer et l'eau douce
    1967
  • Les enfants de Néant
    1968
  • Le beau plaisir
    1968
  • Éloge du chiac
    1969
  • L'acadie, l'Acadie
    1971
  • Les ordres
    1974
  • A Freedom to Move
    1985
  • Les noces de papier
    1989
  • Montréal vu par...
    1991
  • Shabbot Shalom
    1994
  • Mon amie Max
    1994
  • Ozias Leduc, comme l'espace et le temps
    1996
  • Quand je serai parti... vous vivrez encore
    1999
  • Happiness Bound
    2007

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