In order to make money fast to put his company back on track, Dominique finds a job as an antique dealer. But soon he realizes that the only way he will keep his job is by pretending he is gay, slowly breaking his marriage and stirring weird emotions from his mother… –IMDb
Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Composer
(b. July 23, 1931 Waterloo, Quebec)
One of the most prolific and durable filmmakers of his generation, the multi-talented Claude Fournier has had a curiously eclectic career, from contributing to direct cinema at the National Film Board (i.e. La Lutte, À Saint-Henri le cinq septembre) and directing Quebec’s most commercially successful feature (Deux femmes en or), to directing for television and composing the music for the award-winning short film L’Âme soeur (1990).
Originally a journalist, Fournier joined Radio-Canada as a news cameraman before he turned to writing drama. He joined the NFB in 1956 as a writer, left to spend a year in Europe, and returned in 1958 as a writer-director, working on several early direct-cinema films. Having decided to become a cinematographer, he left the NFB and spent eighteen months in the United States working with Richard Leacock and D.A. Pennebaker, photographing such films… read more