Anne Claire Poirier has some two dozen films to her credit as a writer, editor, director and/or producer.
After earning a law degree from the University of Montreal and studying theatre at the Conservatoire d’art dramatique, she joined the French-language network of the CBC, where she worked as an actress, interviewer, host and drama critic.
In 1960, she moved to the National Film Board, initially working in Versions and then as an assistant editor and assistant director. In 1963, producer Jacques Bobet gave her a chance to write, direct and edit her first short film, 30 Minutes, Mister Plummer, a profile of Canadian actor Christopher Plummer. The following year, she directed and edited La Fin des étés, a dramatic short co-written with novelist Hubert Aquin. This second film had a complex time structure that made it stand out from other Quebec films of the period.
In 1968, Poirier made her mark with Mother-To-Be (De mère en fille), a frank exploration of the emotions… read more