Éric Ruel

Éric Ruel

Director, Editor, Producer


Éric Ruel is a celebrated Canadian filmmaker, director, and producer. He is best known for his feature films, such as “Le Code de l’Hiver”, “La vie est un long fleuve tranquille”, and “Le Démantèlement”.

Éric Ruel was born in Quebec City in 1965. He began his career in the film industry at the age of 16, when he began working as a production assistant on the set of “Le Code de l’Hiver”, a film which was directed by the acclaimed Maurice Proulx. From there, Ruel went on to work on several other films, eventually becoming the assistant director of a feature film in 1989.

In 1993, Ruel made his directorial debut with the film “La vie est un long fleuve tranquille”, which earned him critical acclaim. The film was nominated for several awards, including the Canadian Genie Award for Best Director.

Ruel has since directed several other films, including the award-winning “Le Démantèlement”, as well as “Les Invasions barbares”, “La Neuvaine”, “Maelström”, and “Une histoire inventée”. He has also produced and directed several documentaries, including “The Road to Kabul”, “Encore une fois”, and “The Turquoise Mountain”.

In addition to his film work, Ruel has also been involved in television. He has directed and produced several television series, including “L’Étrange Histoire de Benjamin Button”, “Les Aventures de Tintin”, “Les Filles de Caleb”, and “Le Coeur a ses Raisons”.

Éric Ruel is a prolific filmmaker, and his works have received both critical and commercial success. His films have been awarded many prestigious awards, including the Genie Award for Best Director and the Canadian Screen Award for Best Director. He continues to write and direct films, and is currently working on an upcoming feature film.