Éléonore Berrubé is a Canadian film director, writer, and producer. She is best known for her award-winning short films, including the Genie Award-winning “My Name is Kahentiiosta”.
Berrubé was born in Montreal, Quebec in 1987. She studied film production at Concordia University and graduated in 2009. During her time at Concordia, Berrubé actively participated in student films and worked as a freelance production assistant.
In 2011, Berrubé wrote, directed, and produced her first short film “La Piscine”. The film follows two teenage girls who form an unexpected bond while swimming in a local pool. The film won numerous awards, including the Best Short Film at the 2011 Montreal World Film Festival.
In 2013, Berrubé wrote and directed her second short film, “My Name is Kahentiiosta”. The film tells the story of Kahentiiosta, a Mohawk woman who refuses to move from her ancestral land despite the threat of eviction. The film was a critical success and won the Genie Award for Best Live Action Short Drama in 2014.
In 2015, Berrubé wrote and directed a third short film, “Mémoire”. The film follows an elderly woman struggling to remember her past and the impact of residential schools on her life. The film won the Best Short Film Award at the 2015 Vancouver International Film Festival.
In 2017, Berrubé wrote and directed her first feature-length film, “Un Traducteur”. The film follows a Cuban doctor who is sent to a remote village in Quebec to act as a translator. The film was met with critical acclaim and won the Best Canadian Feature Film Award at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.
Berrubé is currently working on her second feature-length film. She is also active in the film industry, participating in various film festivals and workshops. Her work has been praised for its meticulous attention to detail and its focus on underrepresented stories.