Julie Perron is a French Canadian film director and screenwriter. She was born in Montreal, Quebec in 1975. She studied at the Conservatoire d’art dramatique de Montréal and the National Theatre School of Canada.
Perron’s career began in 1998 when she wrote and directed her first feature film, “Les Enfants de la Nuit” (Children of the Night). The film, which focused on the struggles of three teenage girls in Montreal, was acclaimed at the Toronto International Film Festival, and earned Perron a Genie Award nomination for Best Screenplay.
In 2004, Perron directed her second feature film, “Le Dernier Souffle” (The Last Breath). The film follows a young woman in her last days in a hospice, as she reflects on her life and struggles with her impending death. The film was praised at the Canadian Film festival, and won Perron a Genie Award for Best Achievement in Direction.
Perron’s third feature, “Les Démons” (The Demons), was released in 2010. The film follows a young woman who, after being released from prison, has to confront the people and the environment that has shaped her life. The film was well-received, and won several awards, including the Best Canadian First Feature Award at the Toronto International Film Festival.
In 2011, Perron directed her fourth feature, “Laurence Anyways”. The film follows the relationship between Laurence, a transgender woman, and her partner, as they struggle to make their relationship work. The film was critically acclaimed, and earned Perron a Best Canadian Film Award at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Perron’s fifth feature, “La Passion du Théâtre” (The Passion of Theatre), was released in 2013. The film follows a group of actors as they struggle to make their dreams come true. The film was acclaimed, and earned Perron the Prix Jutra for Best Director.
In 2015, Perron released her sixth feature, “Le fils de Jean” (The Son of Jean). The film follows a man in his sixties as he struggles to come to terms with his past. The film was praised, and earned Perron a Genie Award nomination for Best Achievement in Direction.
Julie Perron is a highly acclaimed director who has earned numerous awards and nominations for her work