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Renée Blanchar

Renée Blanchar

Acadian filmmaker Renée Blanchar studied directing at La Fémis in Paris and has since gone on to play a pioneering role for women in television and film. She helmed five seasons of the TV series Belle-Baie, wrote and directed the series Le Monde de Gabrielle Roy, and made a dozen or so award-winning documentaries. Her films are notable for their powerful subjects and her unique talent for conveying the humanity of her protagonists.