Film North
Film North Film North Film North Film North Film North Film North Film North Film North Film North
Film North
Film North
Film North
Film North September 23, 2013
Posted by
Lucy Wing
Film North Toronto Star: Quebec film legend Michel Brault, known for cinéma-vérité style, dies
Film North
September 22, 2013 - Peter Howell, Toronto Star

Michel Brault, a Quebec cinematographer, cameraman, film director, screenwriter and film producer, died Saturday of a heart attack while he was enroute to Huntsville to receive a lifetime achievement award.

Acclaimed Quebec filmmaker Michel Brault, in the midst of weekend honours for his influential work as both director and cinematographer, has died at age 85.

Brault succumbed to a heart attack Saturday afternoon while travelling on Highway 400 to the Film North festival in Huntsville, Ont. He was to receive the Bull''s Eye Lifetime Achievement Award for an award-winning career that included directing the 1974 October Crisis docudrama Les ordres and lensing the 1971 coming-of-age drama Mon oncle Antoine.

Festival founder Lucy Wing praised Brault as "a champion of Canadian cinema and among Canada''s short list of trailblazing filmmakers of the 20th century." Brault, known for his cinéma-vérité style of realistic filmmaking, has also been credited as a major influence on the Prisonerskidnap thriller Prisoners, the current No. 1 film at the North American box office.

Prisoners director Denis Villeneuve, a fellow Quebecer, told the Star during the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month that he thought of Brault while making his film, which stars Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal.

"There''s inner strength - kind of Nordic strength ó and calm in his work,"Villeneuve said.

"When I was designing the shots for Prisoners, I was thinking of Michel Brault. There''s a lot of confidence and simplicity and strength in his work, and a lot of ambition at the same time. Iím trying to reach that same kind of simplicity. Hollywood is a tough task, but as long as I can keep my identity and my signature, the rest is not important." By: Peter Howell Movie Critic, Published on Sun Sep 22 2013. Explore This Story

Film North
Film North
RECENT POSTS

 

ARCHIVES

May 2014
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
May 2013
January 2013
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
June 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
June 2011
May 2011
March 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
June 2010
May 2010
March 2010
October 2009
September 2009
Film North
Film North Film North
Film North

Film North
Film North   Film North
Film North
Film North   Film North
Film North newer postsNewer Posts Film North
Film North Older Postsolder posts
Film North Film North
Film North Film North Film North Film North Film North Film North Film North Film North Film North
Film North Film North
Huntsville International Film Festival
Film North © 2010 All rights reserved
Privacy Policy
Film North Film North
Follow us on TwitterFilm NorthJoin us on Facebook


Share |
Film North
Web Design by Concrete
Web Hosting by BirdWebWork.com
Film North