Brigitte Poupart is a French Canadian film director and writer. She is best known for her work on the feature films Les Grandes Chaleurs (1999), La Nouvelle Mélodie (2011) and the TV mini-series La Fureur (2008).
Poupart was born in Montreal, Quebec. She studied at the Université de Moncton, where she earned a degree in Communications and Cinema. She then went on to study at the Université du Québec à Montréal, where she earned her Masters in Cinema.
In 1998, Poupart wrote and directed her first feature film, Les Grandes Chaleurs, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for two Genie Awards. She followed this up with her second feature, La Nouvelle Mélodie, which won the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2011.
Poupart has also directed several television mini-series, including the critically acclaimed La Fureur, which aired on the French-language network TVA. She has also written and directed several short films, including La Racine, which won the Prix du Jury at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in 2006.
In addition to her work in film and television, Poupart has also been active in the theatre. She has directed several plays, including the Montreal-based production of The House of Bernarda Alba.
Poupart is a member of the Directors Guild of Canada and the Writers Guild of Canada. She is also a member of the Académie des Arts et des Sciences du Québec.
Throughout her career, Poupart has won numerous awards, including the Genie Award for Best Motion Picture, the Berlin International Film Festival's Golden Bear, the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival's Jury Prize, and the Prix du Public at the Montreal World Film Festival.
Brigitte Poupart is an accomplished director and writer whose work has been recognized around the world. She is a leader in the Canadian film industry, and her films have resonated with audiences both at home and abroad.