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Denys Arcand


One of Québec's most politically aware filmmakers, Denys Arcand studied history at Université de Montréal, where he co-directed Alone or with Others (1962) with Denis Héroux and co-written with Stéphane Venne. He joined the National Film Board (NFB) in 1963, where his feature-length documentary on the textile industry, On est au coton (1970), was ... See full bio »

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 2018 The Fall of the American Empire (written by)
 2016 Burghers of Vancouver (Documentary short)
 2012 Adam & Ève (TV Series) (13 episodes)
- Fantasmes (2012)
- Le dernier train (2012)
- Époque de rêve (2012)
- Illusions (2012)
- L'aventure (2012)
 2003 The Barbarian Invasions (writer)
 2000 Stardom (written by)
 1989 Jesus of Montreal (writer)
 1984 Le crime d'Ovide Plouffe (TV Mini-Series) (6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1984)
- Episode #1.5 (1984)
- Episode #1.4 (1984)
- Episode #1.3 (1984)
- Episode #1.2 (1984)
 1978 Duplessis (TV Mini-Series) (7 episodes)
- La fin (1978)
- Le pouvoir (1978)
- La retraite (1978)
- L'échec (1978)
 1973 Réjeanne Padovani (writer)
 1972 Québec: Duplessis et après... (Documentary) (scenario)
 1966 Minute, papillon! (TV Series)
 1965 La route de l'Ouest (Documentary short)
 1964 Appuis et suspensions (Short)
 1964 Champlain (Documentary short)
 1964 Samuel de Champlain: Québec 1603 (Documentary short)
 1964 Springboard to the Sun (Short)
 1964 Jusqu'au cou (collaborating writer)
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Other Works:

TV commercial for Astral Media (2006) (Canada) See more »

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I don't know why but about 20 years ago when I turned 40, I became obsessed with death. I wrote a very bad script, humorless, and sent it to the CBC [Canadian Broadcasting Corporation]. Considering all the terrible stuff they make, I was a little surprised when they turned me down. See more »

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His documentary On est au coton (1970) was withdrawn from distribution by the National Film Board for its controversial content. See more »

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