Gilles Carle

Gilles Carle

Birth
Maniwaki, Outaouais Region, Quebec, Canada
Death 28 Nov 2009 (aged 81)
Granby, Monteregie Region, Quebec, Canada
Burial Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada
Memorial ID 45192801 · View Source
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Director, Filmmaker. A native of Maniwaki, Quebec, Carle studied in Montreal before going to work as a graphic artist for Radio-Canada in 1955. In 1960 he joined the National Film Board where in 1965 he made his first feature film, entitled "La Vie heureuse de Léopold Z." Leaving the National Film Board soon afterwards, he began building a reputation for himself as a filmmaker and in 1972, became internationally known following the release of his film "La Vraie nature de Bernadette." Among his many films and documentaries that he is remembered for are works such as "La Mort d'un bûcheron" (1973), "Les Plouffe" (1981), "Maria Chapdelaine" (1983), "ONF 50 ans" (1989), and "Pudding chômeur" (1996). In 1999 he filmed his own autobiography entitled "Moi, j'me fais mon cinéma." During his long career, he received numerous awards and honors including the Prix Albert-Tessier in 1990 and the Governor General's Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement in 1997. In 1998 he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada and was appointed a Grand Officier of l'Ordre Nationale du Quebec in 2007. Following his death from Parkinson's disease at the age 81, he was given a state funeral by the Province of Quebec.

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  • Added: 7 Dec 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 45192801
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gilles Carle (31 Jul 1928–28 Nov 2009), Find a Grave Memorial no. 45192801, citing Cimetière Notre-Dame-des-Neiges, Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .