Cancer Jul 19, 1945 Rouyn-Noranda Actor, Director and Writer
Paule Baillargeon is a Quebec actress and film director. She won the Genie Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film I've Heard the Mermaids Singing, and was a nominee for Best Director for Le Sexe des étoiles.
Her other film roles have included Un 32 août sur terre, Jésus de Montréal, La Femme de l'hôtel, Réjeanne Padovani and L'Âge des ténèbres.
In 2002, she directed an NFB documentary about her friend, Claude Jutra. In 2009, Baillargeon was appointed as a filmmaker in residence by the National Film Board of Canada. In 2011, the NFB released her autobiographical work Trente tableaux, an anthology film composed of 30 filmic portraits of her 66 years of life to date, including her experiences as a woman in Quebec's changing society.
She has received Quebec's two highest film honours: the Prix Albert-Tessier in 2009 and the 2012 Jutra Award for lifetime achievement.